Giant Haystacks

Jan 2, 2021 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Martin Austin Ruane
Height: 6’11”
Weight: 685 lbs.
Date of Birth: October 10, 1946
Date of Death: November 29, 1998
Hometown: Camberwell, London (England)
Pro Debut: 1967
Finishing Move: Super Splash


– Ruane appeared in the films Quest for Fire (1981) and Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984).
– Haystacks is also known as Loch Ness Monster & Luke McMasters.
– Haystacks held the ASW British Heavyweight Championship
– BWF European Heavyweight Championship
– Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2x)
– In January 1996, Ruane debuted in the United States for World Championship Wrestling, under the ring name Loch Ness. He served as a member of The Dungeon of Doom and feuded with Hulk Hogan. However, the feud was short-lived, ending abruptly when Ruane was diagnosed with cancer and returned to Britain.
– November 29, 1998, Haystacks passed away due to lymphoma.

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