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Ox Baker
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    (April 19, 1934-October 20, 2014)
    Born in Sedalia, Missouri
    Birth name was Douglas A. Baker
    Two time NWA Heavyweight Champ (1977,1980)
    World Wrestling Association Heavyweight Champ (1974-75)
    Height: 6'5
    Weight: 340 pounds
    Signature move was the heart punch (aka 'hurt punch')
    Appeared in the films 'The Big Brawl' (1980), 'Escape from New York' (1981) and 'Santo Gold's Blood Circus' (1985)
    His back was extremely hairy.
    He would curl up his eyebrows for a more 'evil' look.
    His motto was 'I love to hurt people.'
    His heart punch was said to have caused two deaths.
    Following a match, Ray Gunkel died in the locker room of a heart attack triggered by a blot clot that had broken off from a hematoma caused by Baker (August 1, 1972).
    His interference in a match between Ernie Ladd and Johnny Powers triggered a fan riot at the Cleveland Colosseum (1974).
    The other alleged victim of his heart punch, Alberto Torres, actually died from the effects of a ruptured pancreas suffered prior to the match (June 13, 1971).
    He had a memorable fight scene with Kurt Russell in 'Escape from New York.'
    He was a contestant on The Price Is Right and did not heart punch Bob Barker when he lost at the Big Wheel (January 19, 1981).
    He published a cookbook and a children's coloring book.
    He was a guest on wrestling shows well into the 2000s.

Credit: C. Fishel

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