Demolition Ax

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Title History

  • NWA (Alabama) Southeastern Heavyweight title (1978);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II (January 6, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDaniel (July 30, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Tommy Rich (December 7, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Austin Idol defeating Tommy Rich and The Crusher (November 25, 1979);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Blackjack Mulligan in a Tournament Final (April 1980);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Paul Jones defeated Ray Stevens and Jimmy Snuka (November 27, 1980);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Paul Jones defeated Ray Stevens and Ivan Koloff (March 22, 1981);
  • NWA National Heavyweight title defeating Steve Olsonoski (May 29, 1981);
  • NWA (Texas) American Heavyweight title defeating Ken Patera (1981 [Possibly Unrecognized]);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Tommy Rich (August 12, 1981);
  • NWA National Heavyweight title defeating Tommy Rich (November 25, 1981)
  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin) defeating Bob and Brad Armstrong (January 22, 1982);
  • NWA National Heavyweight title defeating Paul Orndorff (October 17, 1982)
  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/King Kong Bundy defeating The Road Warriors (May 6, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Lex Luger (July 22, 1986);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Smash (Barry Darsow) defeating Strike Force (March 27, 1988 at Wrestlemania 4);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Smash (Barry Darsow) defeating Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (October 2, 1989 on SNME);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Smash (Barry Darsow) defeating Andre The Giant and Haku (April 1, 1990 at Wrestlemania 6);
  • WCCW (West Carolina Championship Wrestling) Mid Atlantic Heritage title defeating Greg Valentine (June 2, 2007);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Bill Eadie attended West Virginia University on a football and track scholarship.
  • ~~~He only played football his sophomore year at WVU, choosing instead to concentrate on track.
  • 1974: Bill Eadie debuted as “Bolo Mongol” of the Mongols along with his trainer Geeto Mongolin the Pittsburgh territory.

The Georgia Territory:

  • 1970s: Bill Eadie ended up in the old Georgia territory under his most famous persona of the Masked Superstar.
  • August 12, 1981: Masked Superstar defeated Steve O. for the (Georgia) National Heavyweight title.
  • August 29, 1981: Bill Eadie unified the Georgia title with the National Heavyweight title, when he defeated Tommy Rich.

World Wrestling Federation – The Masked Superstar:

World Wrestling Federation – The Machines:

World Wrestling Federation – Demolition:

  • Bill Eadie and a man named Randy Culley created the Demolition tag team gimmick, Ax (Bill Eadie) and Smash (Randy Culley).
  • ~~~After a few matches, Randy Culley left the WWF due to a contract dispute, and Barry Darsow replaced him as Smash!
  • Demolition, Ax and Smash, were paired with manager, Mr. Fuji but were initially seen as a cheap Road Warrior knock off.
  • Wrestlemania IV: Demolition defeated Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles.
  • Demolition feuded with teams like The Bulldogs, and The Harts but their toughest test came when the Powers of Pain appeared.
  • July 29, 1989 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: The Brain Busters defeated Demolition to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • Demolition defeated The Brain Busters three months later to recapture the WWF Tag team Titles.
  • December 13, 1989: The Collosal Connection (Andre and Haku) defeated Demolition to capture the WWF Tag Team titles!
  • Wrestlemania VI: Demilition defeated The Collosal Connection to recapture the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • Demolition began to take on a new attitude and added a third member, Crush, played by Brian Adams.
  • ~~~This was actually due to health problems Eadie was suffering from so he could take a less-active roll in the team.
  • The Road Warriors finally entered the WWF and feuded with Demolition.
  • The Road Warriors and Ultimate Warrior faced the Demolition trio on numerous house shows.
  • Ax developed some back problems and eventually took a managers roll while Smash and Crush defended the titles.
  • SummerSlam 1990: The Hart Foundation defeated Demolition (Smash and Crush) for the WWF Tag Team Titles.
  • Bill Eadie left the WWF, and filed a lawsuit with Randy Culley, claiming that they owned the Demolition name, and gimmick.

Semi-Retirement:

  • Bill Eadie opened up his own training facility in Georgia.
  • Bill Eadie was on the independent scene as Axis The Demolisher.
  • The lawsuit against the WWF finally came to a close in 2000, in which it was ruled that the WWF owned all rights.
  • ~~~Eadie still competes under the gimmick today, he received no money from the WWF, and was told to shut down his website.
  • Bill Eadie tried to sell one of his WWF tag team titles for $12,000.
  • Bill Eadie is a former school teacher.
  • December 13, 2003 – NWA Bluegrass: Jimmy Valiant defeated The Masked Superstar.
  • May 14, 2004 – NACW TV Taping: Tim Horner defeated The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie).
  • July 24, 2004 – National All-Star Wrestling: George South Sr and Jimmy Valiant b The Masked Superstar and The Assassin (Bruiser Graham).
  • October 2, 2004 – Exodus Wrestling Alliance: Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) defeated George South Sr.
  • October 30, 2004 – U of Virginia Children’s Medical Center Benefit Show: Bugsy McGraw beat Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie).
  • November 6, 2004 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) beat Mr. #1 George South.
  • January 18, 2005 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Honky Tonk Man defeated Demolition Ax.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) defeated The Grappler.
  • February 19, 2005 – Exodus Wrestling: The Masked Superstar defeated The Barbarian.
  • February 26, 2005 – ACPW: The Stro defeated Demolition Ax (Bill Eadie)..
  • March 18, 2005 – UCW: Demolition Ax and The Barbarian beat Buff Bagwell and The Shooter in a hardcore rules match.
  • March 26, 2005 – Southern Wrestling Alliance: Tracy Smothers defeated Demolition Ax.
  • April 9, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) defeated George South Jr.
  • April 15, 2005 – Superstars Of Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Bunkhouse Buck.
  • August 2005: Bill Eadie was named to the Board of Directors for Dave Nelson’s upstart WWWA promotion.
  • ~~~WWWA is promising a major Cable TV deal, monthly pay per views, all with a family-friendly orientation.
  • August 27, 2005 – WrestleReunion: There was a huge eight man tag team match futuring some of the past and present wrestlers.
  • ~~~Dusty Rhodes/Blue Meanie/Tom Prichard/DLo Brown defeated Steve Corino/Andrew Martin/Evil Clown/Masked Superstar.
  • October 4, 2005 – Exodus Wrestling Alliance: The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) defeated Jason Jones.
  • November 19, 2005 – CCW Tribute to Starrcade: The Masked Superstar defeated The Barbarian w/Jimmy Hart.
  • February 18, 2006 – New Generation Wrestling: The Masked Superstar defeated Psycho Simpson.
  • February 26, 2006 – EWA: The Masked Superstar defeated George South Jr. .
  • March 4, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Ricky Morton defeated Demolition Ax by Disqualification.
  • April 29, 2006 – TNT Pro Wrestling: Buff Bagwell and The Patriot (Tommy Gunn) defeated The Barbian and Demolition Ax..
  • May 4, 2006 – Carolina Classic Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Jay Eagle by DQ..
  • May 5, 2006 – Birchfield Promotions: Masked Superstar defeated George South Sr. with Jimmy Valiant as referee..
  • May 6, 2006 – NCWA: Ricky Morton defeated Demolition Ax..
  • May 13, 2006 – NWA Virginia (Martinsville, Virginia): The Masked Superstars defeated Doink and Stan Lee in a Tag match.
  • ~~~This was the Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) teaming with Preston Quinn (Brandon Bailey) as the Masked Superstar II.
  • May 18, 2006 – All Out Mayhem: Demolition Ax defeated King Kong Bundy ..
  • May 19, 2006 – World of Hurt Wrestling: Scott Campeone defeated Demolition Ax by DQ.
  • May 26, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Legends: Demolition Ax defeated Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.
  • June 10, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Larry Zbyszko.
  • June 17, 2006 – Carolina Classic Wrestling: The Masked Superstar defeated George South Sr.
  • July 7, 2006 – Alabama Wrestling Federation: Doink and The Commandos beat Demolition Ax and Chad Cheetum and Tony Sweatt.
  • July 22, 2006 – Revolutionary Championship Wrestling: Demolition Axe and Tank Runyon beat Judas Thorn and Ricochet
  • August 4, 2006 – CWA: The Masked Superstar defeated George South Jr.
  • October 7, 2006 – WCWA: Ricky Morton and Demolition Ax defeated Demolition 6000.
  • November 10, 2006 – Far North Wrestling: The Gentlemans Club defeated Demolition Ax and Nitro.
  • November 20, 2006 – Exodus Wrestling: George South Sr. beat The Masked Superstar in a Cage match to win the EWA Title.
  • November 25, 2006 – AWA World-1 Pro-Wrestling: Demolition Axe defeated Glacier (Ray Lloyd).
  • December 8, 2006 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Derek St. Holmes in Milwaukee.
  • December 9, 2006 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Dysfunction in Grafton, Wisconsin.
  • January 14, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Demolition Ax and Scott Davis beat Glacier and Ricky Landell w/Big Bank Barfield.
  • February 3, 2007 – Alternative Championship Wrestling: The Barbarian and Masked Superstar beat Bam and Jack Spade.
  • February 10, 2007 – CIW: Demolition Ax and The Mauler defeated Pat Tanaka and Azure in Adrian, Michigan .
  • March 9, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: The Masked Superstar and The Nightmare defeated Dave Holiday and Scotty Riggs (1st Round).
  • March 10, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Brad Thomas and Scott Davis defeated The Masked Superstar and The Nightmare (2nd Round).
  • April 14, 2007 – IWA Mid South: Demolition Ax defeated Tank in Shelbyville, Indiana.
  • April 21, 2007 – Primal Conflict Wrestling: Demolition Ax and PCW Champion Tommy Hawk defeated Jimmy Jannetty and Switchblade.
  • May 15, 2007 – All-Star Championship Wrestling: The Masked Superstar defeated Tommy Rich (sub for Bullet Bob Armstrong).
  • June 2, 2007 – West Carolina Championship Wrestling: The Masked Superstar captured the Mid Atlantic Heritage title.
  • ~~~The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine to win the Mid Atlantic Heritage title.
  • July 8, 2007 – Georgia Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Iceberg by DQ in Waleska, Georgia.
  • July 15, 2007 – Championship Wrestling International: Demolition Ax defeated Kobra Kai in Adrian, Michigan.
  • July 17, 2007 – All-Star Championship Wrestling: Tommy Rich beat The Masked Superstar in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
  • July 27, 2007 – NWS: Salvatore Sincere and The Equalizer and Nikki Roxx defeated Demolition Ax and Rogue and Tracy Brooks.
  • July 28, 2007 – NWS: Demolition Ax and Slayer (w/Barry Darsow) beat Salvatore Sincere and J.D. Smooth w/Royce Profit.
  • August 9, 2007 – CWA: “Wildfire” Tommy Rich defeated The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • September 22, 2007 – ASCW: Tommy Rich defeated The Masked Superstar by DQ to retain the National Heavyweight Title.

Demolition Reunion:

  • Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow reunited at several legends conventions and planned to go on tour with the Demolition gimmick.
  • October 6, 2007 – Championship International Wrestling: Demolition (Eadie and Darsow) vs. Mayhem ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~Demolition and Mayhem beat The Bumpin Uglies and N8 Mattson and Gutter in an 8-Man Tag Match in Hillsdale, Michigan.
  • December 7, 2007 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Demolition won a 4-WAY Tag Team Main Event match.
  • ~~~Demolition beat The Texas Hangmen and American History Next and Dysfunction and Mason Quinn in a 4-WAY.
  • February 2, 2008 – ACW: Demolition Ax and The Barbarian w/Ted DiBiase defeated Cowboy Willie Watts and Leroy Greene.
  • April 26, 2008 – Southern Classic Wrestling: Demolition Ax defeated Big Bank Barfield in Sandersville, Georgia .
  • May 15, 2008 – Georgia Pro Wrestling Association: Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar in Tifton, Georgia .
  • October 4, 2008 – Southern States Championship Wrestling: Brooks Rogers and Scotty Biggs defeated Unknown Soldier and Ax
  • April 9, 2010 – Top Rope Promotions: The Alden Brothers and Johnny Angel defeated Demolition Ax and The Midnight Prowlers.
  • June 5, 2010 – TWX: Demolition (Axe and Smash w/Stacy Carter) defeated The Nigerian Nightmares w/Voodoo Princess Sheeta.
  • ~~~Stacy Carter pinned Princess Sheeta in the ring while the Nigerian Nightmares and Demolition battled outside of the ring.
  • June 6, 2010 – TWA: Demolition defeated Jeff Jett and Matt Riviera.
  • October 22, 2010 – ICW: Demolition defeated Pinkie Sanchez and Maximus Sex Power.
  • October 23, 2010 – ECPW: Demolition defeated Crazy Ivan and Slugga.
  • November 20, 2010 – All Out Mayhem: “Doink the Clown” Matt Borne defeated Demoltion Ax by disqualification in South Portland, Maine.
  • November 27, 2010 – CWE: CWE tag team champions Cliff Corleone and JJ Sanchez defeated Demolition to retain the titles.
  • October 14, 2011 – RCW: Demolition and Barricade defeated Evan Inferno, Slammer and Steve Rivers.
  • October 15, 2011 – RCW: Demolition defeated Heavy Metal and Tommy Lee Curtis.
  • May 11, 2011 – TRP: Demolition Ax and Blazer defeated Big Daddy Bravo and Buck Nasty.
  • April 28, 2012 – PWX: PWX tag team champions Francisco Ciatso and Simon Sez defeated Demolition to retain the titles.
  • May 4, 2012 – PWS: Demolition was in a tag team gauntlet #1 contenders match for the tag team titles won by DJ Phat Pat and Fallah.
  • August 30, 2012 – Tap Nelson Tribute Show: Ax defeated The Extreme Phenom.
  • September 14, 2012 – PWS: The Barbarian and The Warlord defeated Demolition by disqualification.
  • September 15, 2012 – FTW: FTW tag team champions Bill Carr and Jim Sullivan defeated Demolition, Jimmy Cash and Kurt Varis and Ken Scampi and Nightmare in a 4-way match to retain the titles.
  • September 16, 2012 – Chikara: Demolition was in a tag team gauntlet won by The 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty.
  • November 16, 2012 – 2CW: Demolition defeated Kevin Graham and Mike Van Slyke and Steve Cruz and Steve McKenzie in a 3-way tag team match.
  • November 17, 2012 – 2CW: Demolition defeated Sean Carr and Kage.
  • December 1, 2012 – GLCW: GLCW tag team champions Demolition defeated Shanghai Pierce and Tex Slazenger to retain the titles.
  • August 31, 2013 – DSCW: Demolition Ax and Robert Gibson defeated Brandon Collins and Jason Collins.
  • November 30, 2013 – Wrestlecade: Demolition was in a tag team gauntlet match won by Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.

    John Proulx wrote: Eadie’s first WWF appearances were not as one of the machines. In fact, he did appear in WWF in the early ’80s as the Masked Superstar. One of my earliest memories of the WWF is of the Masked Superstar taking on Eddie Gilbert (at the time, Gilbert was either teaming with Curt Hennig, which would make it sometime around 1981-82) and putting a clawhold on Gilbert’s head. I remember Gilbert bleeding, and the WWF put a big red “X” over the screen to protect us youngsters from the horrible sight. This was, to my knowledge, Gilbert’s last appearance in the WWF.

 


Dave Barton wrote (In Response to John Proulx’s comments): This is incorrect. As the Superstar, he did face a young Eddie Gilbert in the WWF around 1982-1983, but the angle is all wrong. It was Blackjack Mulligan who would use the Claw, drawing blood on his opponents, requiring the large red “X” on the screen. Superstar delivered his WWF finisher, the neckbreaker, to Gilbert on the concrete floor “breaking Eddie Gilbert’s neck”, as a means of sending a message to WWF Champ Bob Backlund (as Backlund was Gilbert’s “mentor” at that time). Superstar was pencilled in to defeat Backlund for the WWF Title, but a number of circumstances changed the plan, leading to Iron Sheik winning the belt instead. Either way, the plan was to have an interim champion just to put the belt on Hulk Hogan.