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Masked Superstar

      

Real Name - Bill Eadie
Birthdate - 6/27/43
6'4" 290 lbs. - Atlanta, Georgia

Athletic Background - Football (University of West Virginia)

Teacher(s) - Geeto Mongol; Boris Malenko

Professional Background - Detroit(`70-`74), NWF(`71), WWWF(`71), IWA(`71-`75), New Japan(`74-`86), Gulf Coast(`78), Georgia(`79-`82), Mid-Atlantic(`80), Dallas(`81), WWF(`82-`83), GCW(`84), Stampede(`84), Florida(`86), WWF(`86-`91), GWF(`91), Indies(`91-)
Groups - Demolition

AliasesThe Paramedic, The Medic, Black Crusher, Ron Fury, Bill Eadie, Bolo, Superstar, Superstar Destroyer, Billy Crusher, Super Machine, Ax, Axis the Demolisher

Groups - The Machines, Demolition

Peak Years - `71-`82


Finisher(s) - 
- Neckbreaker (Side Russian Legweep)
- Cobra (Cobra Clutch)

Favorites -
- Swinging Neckbreaker
- Floatover Suplex
- Bodyslam
- Lariat
- Cross Chop


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - Bill Eadie's career has been an unusual one in that he became three very distinct characters, all with very different legacies. Early in his career, Eadie, a big, thick football player took on a Mongolian character with his mentor Geeto.  The Mongols had been a successful team in the Northeast and their established act allowed Eadie to learn to work as a heel.  They found success in a few territories and in Japan as well before going their separate ways.  In the Mid-Atlantic area, booker George Scott recommended a masked heel persona to Eadie.  After The Spoiler’s success as a big masked heel, Eadie became the Masked Superstar and even teamed with Spoiler who was working in the area as the Super Destroyer.  Eadie was an excellent heel learning more dimensions of the art under Boris Malenko.  His well-spoken promos done in a low, calm voice stood out among all the over-the-top interviews by Ric Flair, Blackjack Mulligan and Dusty Rhodes.  Superstar was a cerebral heel with mystery shrouding his true identity, different places suggested different backstories.  The Superstar enjoyed brief runs on top in various promotions, notably the WWF against Bob Backlund and as a top gaijin in New Japan. When the WWF was becoming a national powerhouse, the Superstar jumped on board and tried to find a third gimmick.  He partnered with former Moondog Randy Culley to create a version of the Road Warriors called “Demolition.”  Culley was replaced by Barry Darsow and the rest is history.  Ax and Smash, while often knocked as a clones of Hawk and Animal, were decidedly superior workers and had an excellent run.  They got over as brutal heels in black leather and facepaint and were the perfect opponents for babyface teams like the Hart Foundation, the Rockers and the Killer Bees.  As Eadie neared fiftty, his years begin catching up on him and they phased in a replacement, but without his ring generalship the later Demolition failed.  Eadie stayed around, booking some, working independents on the weekends while holding down a teaching job.  Bill Eadie, one of the great minds of the sport, is one of the very few to find success working three distinctly different personas.  Both the Mongols and Demolition are legendary tag teams that were very successful in their respective heydays and the Masked Superstar was one of the best heels of his kind.
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