OWW would like to thank Rhonda Colley for emailing us with some minor corrections on her husband’s profile.
Bottomless Jack wrote: Randy Colley worked with Larry Latham as the Moondogs in Carlos Colon’s WWC in late 1982 and captured the Tag Titles while there. After leaving the WWF as Moondog Rex in 1985, Randy Colley made his debut for Mid-South Wrestling in April of the same year under a hood and was known as the NIGHTMARE. At this point the Nightmare was managed by “General” Eddie Gilbert. Nightmare eventually won the North American Heavyweight title in late May from Terry Taylor and was renamed “The Masked Champion” or sometimes just “The Champion” and the Nightmare name was abandoned for the moment. By mid-summer The “Masked Champion” had turned on Eddie Gilbert and joined up wit his new manager Sir Oliver Humperdink. Colley lost the North American title to Dicky Murdoch at the 8/10/85 Superdome Show and went back to the “Nightmare” Moniker. The Nightmare was unmasked in early September of 85 by Jake Roberts (this was Roberts’ face turn) but continued to use the name Nightmare without the mask. Colley teamed with Humongous some during the fall of ’85. Eddie Gilbert did not remain a face for long and soon enough Colley and Gilbert were paired as a team managed by Humperdink. Colley and Gilbert defeated Wendell Cooley and Al Perez for the Mid-South Tag Titles in November of 85. Nightmare and Gilbert had a mini feud with the Bruise Brothers (Porkchop Cash and Mad Dog Boyd) during the fall. Colley left the Mid South area, while still Tag Team Champion, so Eddie Gilbert and Dick Murdoch (subbing for the Nightmare) lost the straps in December of 85 to Dibiase and Williams, and Colley shortly popped back up on WWF TV once again as Moondog Rex by early 1986. Before working as Deadeye Dick, Colley used his Moondog Res gimmick in WCW circa 1990. Sometimes he was referred to as simply “The Moondog” other times as Moondog Rex. He even ha d about with the JYD at Halloween Havoc 1990. I was surprised none of this was mentioned by Rhonda nor anyone else. As this was Colley’s biggest run in the business IMO. Both Mr. Eadie and Mr. Darsow have went on record stating Colley was eliminated from the Demolition group because the fans recognized him too easily as Rex. Colley did a quick stint in Carlos Colon’s WWC as Detroit Demolition as well. Also Dutch Mantell did not manage the Desperados, he was a third member kinda like the Freebirds, I have the videos to prove it.
May 2, 1950
Height and Weight
Moondog Hawkins (WWWF) Moondog Rex (WWF) Original Smash (WWF) Detroit Demolition (CWF'88) Deadeye Dick (WCW) Randy The Mountaineer The Assassin