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Lawrence Robert Shreve (born January 11, 1941), aka Abdullah the Butcher, is one of the biggest legends in Professional Wrestling history. Billed as "The Madman from the Sudan," he started his career in Ontario in 1958 and became one of the true pioneers of hardcore wrestling. He was a huge star in Japan and Puerto Rico. Among his achievements, he is a former All Japan Pro Wrestling PWF Heavyweight Champion, a former WWC (World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico) World Heavyweight Champion, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. He wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, WCW, ECW, the American Wrestling Association, Stampede Wrestling, Juggalo Championship Wrestling, the Von Erichs' World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas, the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, Ring of Honor, Dragon Gate, Fighting Opera HUSTLE, and so many more. He traveled a lot over his career, mainly to keep his act from getting stale; it mainly consisted of him stabbing his opponent bloody with a fork, with other weapons used as well, brawling through the arena, and eventually pinning his opponent with the Sudanese Meat Cleaver (elbow drop). He was a major draw all over the world for decades. He and Dan Spivey faced Bruiser Brody and Carlos Colon in Brody's last-ever match, on July 15, 1988. He was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996, and into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.


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