Buzz Sawyer
American professional wrestler
Buzz Sawyer
Bruce Alan Woyan was a professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Buzz Sawyer. Throughout his career, he was also known by the nickname "Mad Dog". He was characterized by his crazy antics inside the ring and out.
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// The 411 Wrestling Top 5: Top Stables & Supergroups - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
HM: The Original Legion of Doom - Paul Ellering leading Hawk, Animal, Jake Roberts, the Spoiler, King Kong Bundy, Buzz Sawyer and others were a truly formidable group. HM: Evolution - I really liked Evolution, and felt that they did a great job (the
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Atlantic County officials call off evacuation efforts for fear of jeopardizing ... - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
Two residents at the Elliott House for Senior Citizens, Jack Wiley Sr., 73, and Buzz Sawyer, 64, said they turned down emergency responders who pleaded with them to leave. Sharing an umbrella while walking through the neighborhood this morning,
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Wrestling: The Best Feuds in the NWA in the 1980s - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
For almost two years, Tommy Rich and Buzz Sawyer battled nightly to the delight of fans across the south. Whether in the ring, in the parking lot or in a bar, it did not matter. Rich, the young former world title holder, and Sawyer, the unpredictable
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Professional Wrestling: The 50 Greatest Wrestlers of the 1980s - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Fought in Georgia and feuded with Buzz Sawyer. It was a real rivalry for two men who hated each other and it nearly killed them both. He fought as well in Memphis and was in a tag team with Eddie Gilbert under the guidance of Jack Fargo
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7 killed in 'deadliest crash' this year - Demopolis Times
Google News - over 5 years
“Losing an engine creates an emergency,” said Demopolis Airport Manager Buzz Sawyer, “but under normal circumstances, you can fly on one engine. It's not ideal, but you can do it. A plane like (the Teutenberg's) – one that size – ordinarily should be
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TNA: Why Wrestling Matters to Wrestlers and Fans Like Myself - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Wrestling matters because of Greg Valentine and Roddy Piper and a feud that nearly killed them both or Buzz Sawyer and Tommy Rich that lasted over a year in the early 1980s. Wrestling matters because of the Road Warriors and The Rock and Stone Cold and
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Reflections on 27 years of serving COPS - Police News
Google News - over 5 years
I often find myself wondering what I would have done with my life if Buzz Sawyer had been a trash man. I guess I'd be into solid waste issues, recycling, etc. I was blessed to find my niche in his profession... law enforcement
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BRITT TOWERY: Dick Tracy was ahead of his time - San Angelo Standard Times
Google News - over 5 years
The funny pages no longer have Pogo, Terry and the Pirates, Maggie and Jiggs, Mutt and Jeff, Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy, Tailspin Tommy, Buzz Sawyer and Li'l Abner. The classic comics dwindle every year. What some call progress, I painfully call
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Gill Fox, 88, Cartoonist on Early Comic Books
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Gill Fox, a jack-of-all-trades cartoonist who collaborated with the first generation of comic-book creators on innovative characters including Plastic Man and the Spirit, died on May 15 in Redding Ridge, Conn., his daughter Donna Morency said. He was 88. As an editor, artist and writer at Quality Comics from 1940 to 1943, Mr. Fox drew covers for
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Police Officers Tell of Strains Of Living as a 'Black in Blue'
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: James Hargrove remembers the time he saw a robbery in progress in Manhattan. As a police officer, he wanted to jump out of his patrol car. As a black man in civilian clothes, carrying a weapon, he knew better. James Hargrove remembers the time he saw a robbery in progress in Manhattan. As a police officer, he wanted to jump out of his patrol
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Transactions
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: BASEBALL BASEBALL BALTIMORE (AL) - Announced the indefinite suspension of Alan Wiggins, infielder, by the Commissioner's Office for ''improper behavior.'' BASKETBALL PORTLAND (NBA) - Announced the retirement of Kenny Carr, forward. FOOTBALL ATLANTA (NFC) - Announced the retirement of William Andrews, running back. Waived Ralph Van Dyke,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Buzz Sawyer
    THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 32
    Sawyer was wrestling on the independent circuit when he died from heart failure due to an overdose on February 7, 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Fellow wrestler Billy Jack Haynes contended that his death was a well planned hit because they were both part-time drug smugglers in the Pacific Northwest around the same time. Sawyer was known for his crazy antics such as trying to fight the police outside a bar and also his drug abuse. He trained a few wrestlers. Sawyer was paid by Mark Calaway to teach him to wrestle, but Sawyer only showed Calaway how to lock-up (or start a match) and then skipped town the next day. Calaway later went on to become known as "The Undertaker" and have great success in wrestling.
  • 1990
    Age 30
    At the Wrestle War event in 1990, he fractured his wrist and never returned to WCW.
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    He then joined Kevin Sullivan's "Slaughterhouse" stable in 1990.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 29
    He would use his amateur skills, while in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1989, against the Soviet amateurs that joined the promotion.
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    He returned to WCW in 1989 as part of Gary Hart's J-Tex Corporation that was feuding with the Four Horsemen, and he had several matches against Arn Anderson.
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  • 1986
    Age 26
    In 1986, Sawyer left the UWF for World Class Championship Wrestling.
    More Details Hide Details He formed a team with Matt Borne and they won the WCWA Tag Team Championship. He also won the WCWA Television Championship and the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship and feuded with Brian Adias while there. He got into a feud with Dingo Warrior and he lost his tag team titles, with Master Gee substituting for him, to Warrior and Lance Von Erich before reportedly being fired after failing a drug test.
  • 1984
    Age 24
    Sawyer had a short World Wrestling Federation (WWF) run in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details He was called "Bulldog" Buzz Sawyer because Mad Dog was being used by Mad Dog Vachon. During Sawyer's few TV appearances, he was managed by Captain Lou Albano. Sawyer's gimmick included a dog chain and a lot of barking. After his WWF stint he surfaced in the NWA territory CWF in Florida, under the mind control of Kevin Sullivan. He feuded with Mike Graham, Dusty Rhodes, and Adrian Street. In 1985, Buzz went to Mid-South Wrestling (which would become the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1986) and became a protégé of Dick Slater's. After Slater won the North American title, he gave the Mid-South TV Title to Sawyer to defend for him. The promotion tricked Slater into letting Sawyer defend the North American Title (which he promptly lost), and Sawyer then refused to give the TV belt back to Slater.
    He stayed there with some stints in Georgia Championship Wrestling until 1984.
    More Details Hide Details He mainly teamed with his brother, Brett Sawyer. He had a feud with The Road Warriors after he left their manager Paul Ellering's Legion of Doom. Buzz also had an epic feud with Tommy Rich that led to many bloody matches, the greatest of which was billed as the "Last Battle of Atlanta" and for the first time featured a completely enclosed cage. It also saw manager Paul Ellering suspended 20 feet above the ring in a smaller cage. This is the match that Shawn Michaels credits for inspiring the Hell in the Cell concept used by WWE. The stipulation for this match was that Sawyer and Rich would never wrestle one another again. Tommy Rich lost a match to Ted Dibiase and the stipulation was a loser leaves town match. Rich would appear the next week on TV under a mask and calling himself the mysterious MR.R. It was long thought that there was no footage of the historic match, as the rumors had it Ole Anderson tossed all the footage from classic Omni shows. However WWE released the entire match on the WWE Network on September 5, 2016.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 19
    Sawyer started wrestling in 1979 in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)'s Jim Crockett Promotions.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on June 14, 1959.
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