He debuted in 1974 and wrestled for various National Wrestling Alliance territories, as well as for the WWWF, World Class Championship Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling. He retired in 1989, and died on January 22, 1995 at the age of 45, due to complications from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x AWA World Tag Team Champion with Ken Patera as The Shieks, a 1x NWA World (Central States) Tag Team Champion with Buck Robley, a 2x NWA Southeastern Tag Team Champion (1x w/The Invader (Bob Orton Jr.) and 1x w/Dick Slater) and a 2x NWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion.
"The Tropes From Stone Mountain":
- Acrofatic: Moved around very well for a guy his size, being able to throw a standing dropkick.
- Belly Flop Crushing: His Finishing Move was a big splash.
- Foreign Wrestling Heel: He was supposed to be a sheik as part of The Sheiks with Ken Patera.
- Malicious Misnaming: During their feud, The Crusher called him "Jerry Fatwell".
- One Steve Limit: Averted, when he got the nickname "Crusher" in the AWA, he began to feud with The Crusher, who had used the name there for years.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite weighing well over 400 lbs., he was only 5'9, which made him smaller than over superheavyweights.
- Red Baron: "Crusher", "The Mountain From Stone Mountain".
- Wrestling Monster: As a heel in the AWA, he only cared about destroyed his opponents.