Jan 18, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Jerry Tuite
Weight: 300 lbs.
Date of birth: December 24, 1967
Date of death: December 6, 2003
Hometown: Ocean Grove, NJ
Pro debut: 1991
Trained at: Iron Mike Sharpe’s School
Finishing move: Chokeslam
- Tuite debuted as Big John, an old-style lumberjack gimmick.
- After leaving the business for a few years, Tuite returned in 1994 as the Hell Raiser in the Northeast.
- At WCW’s 2000 Souled Out PPV, The Wall defeated Billy Kidman in a steel cage match.
- The Wall defeated the Demon at Superbrawl X in San Francisco, CA.
- Under Vince Russo’s direction, Tuite became Sgt. AWOL, a member of the Misfits in Action group.
- At Fall Brawl ’00, Sgt. AWOL, Cpl. Cajun, and Lt. Loco defeated Three Count in a six man tag match.
- When the Misfits in Action group split up, Tuite reverted back to The Wall.
- On April 5, 2002, The Wall defeated Gangrel on a Phoenix Championship Wrestling show in Toms River, NJ.
- The Wall pinned Norman Smiley on June 8, 2002 at USPW’s Big Dick Dudley Memorial Brawl.
- Upon joining NWA TNA, Tuite was given a new gimmick, Malice. He became a member of Father James Mitchell’s New Church faction.
- On June 19, 2002, Malice and Ken Shamrock were the final two men standing in the gauntlet battle royal on the first TNA PPV.
- Tuite, wrestling as Snuff, won a “falls count anywhere” match over Vic Grimes on a XPW show.
- Malice defeated Don Harris in a “first blood” showdown on the August 7, 2002 TNA PPV.
- On May 17, 2002, The Wall defeated Harley Lewis in a “tables, ladders and doors” match for the PCW title.
- On November 3, 2002, The Wall successfully defended the PCW title against Devon Storm (Crowbar) in an “anything goes” match.
- Malice defeated Smiley, Kevin Northcutt and Joe Kane on November 10, 2002 to become the first AAW champion.
- The Wall once again defeated Storm on November 22, 2002, on USPW’s 8th Anniversary Show.
- In early 2003, Tuite starting touring the Orient for All Japan Pro Wrestling. His Japanese name became Gigantes.
- On March 23, 2003, Gigantes and The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) defeated Satoshi Kojima and Jimmy Yang in Tokyo, Japan.
- In his final match on December 5, 2003, Tuite (wrestling as Gigantes) teamed with Bull Buchanan and Justin Credible to defeat Nobutaka Araya, Tomoaki Honma and Kazushi Miyamoto in Tokyo.