"Stand for the Haze!"
(b. 1937 in Buffalo, NY
) is a retired American Professional Wrestler
who competed from the 1950s all the way into the 1990s. He started as a matinee idol Face
and was very successful in that role. In fact, Vince McMahon Sr.
called Lewin "the best babyface I ever had." In 1963, he started calling himself "Maniac" Mark Lewin, creating the persona that would carry him through much of his career.
He competed all over the world, including for the WWWF
, various National Wrestling Alliance
territories, Stampede Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling
, Australia, Canada and more. In the 1980s, he arrived in Florida and was reintroduced as the Purple Haze, a member of Kevin Sullivan
's Army of Darkness. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former 2x WWWF United States Tag Team Champion
with Don Curtis, a 2x NWA (Florida) World Tag Team Champion
and a former WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight Champion
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