One Man Gang


Real Name - George Gray
Birthdate - 2/12/60
6'6" 400 lbs. - Lexington, KY

Aliases - George Gray, Crusher Bloomfield, Panama Gang, Akeem

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - n/a

Professional background - ICW(`79), Mid-South/UWF(`81-`87), Mid-Atlantic(`83), Florida(`84), WCCW(`85-`86), WWF(`87-`90), WCW(`90-`91), Indies(`91-`95) WCW(`95-`96), Indies(`96-), ECW (`98)

Groups - Devastation Inc., Sullivan's House of Animals, Dungeon of Doom

Peak Years - `81-`87

Career Highlights -
- Teams with Ron Bass to win the Florida US Tag titles
- Defeats Blackjack Mulligan to become the final NWA Florida Brass Knuckles champion
- Enjoys a five month reign as the UWF World Champion
- Runs Jim Duggan out of the UWF, winning a loser-leaves-town match
- Gets the monster push and challenges WWF Champion Hulk Hogan upon his arrival in the company

Finisher(s) -
- 747 (Big Splash)

Favorites -
- Facefirst Suplex
- Bodyslam
- Bionic Elbow
- Forearm
- Punch

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 4
science - 0
aerial - 2
power - 7
strikes - 4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 5
bumping - 3
carrying - 3
heat - 5
legacy - 3

Place in History - In the mid-80s, few 400 pounders were as capable as the One Man Gang. He was lucky to land a good gimmick that he filled well and had Bill Watts behind him. In Mid-South, OMG had an excellent run on top as a monster heel. "The Moon," as he was nicknamed, was like Jerry Blackwell in his workrate, only his height and color added marketability. With more ability and youth than most of the monster stiffs of the day, it seemed the Gang was destined for big things. He had a great run on top in the Mid-South and was gobbled up by the WWF. After his immediate push, he was placed in the forgettable Akeem role and wasted away. He could've been one of Hulk Hogan's great rivals, but like King Kong Bundy and Kamala, he was soon cast aside. While those two were sent off, he was given a horrible gimmick as a comedic, fat African (?) and that was that. Hogan took on more monsters: Zeus, Earthquake and Sid, all well below the Gang's talent level. While he was able to enjoy a run that most of those aforementioned didn't, Gang lost many potentially good years in the WWF. He proves as an example why monster heels like Abdullah the Butcher, Stan Hansen and Bruiser Brody were lucky to have stayed away from the WWF.