William Dee Calhoun
(1934-1989) was an American Professional Wrestler
as Haystacks Calhoun
. He started in 1955 as Country Boy Calhoun
, working various territories. He got the "Haystacks" name after an appearance on Art Linkletter's House Party
where he demonstrated his strength by tossing bales of hay into a high loft.
He competed for many National Wrestling Alliance
territories, for New Japan Pro Wrestling
, and for WWE
, then the WWWF. He was a 1x WWE World Tag Team Champion
with Tony Garea, a 1x NWA Tri-State (Mid-South) United States Tag Team Champion
with Jack Brisco, and a 2x NWA Canadian (Vancouver) Tag Team Champion
with Don Leo Jonathan. He was an early television star and a significant box office draw.
As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki
"Country Boy Tropes":