The Cauliflower Alley Club has announced that Randy Colley, who wrestled as Moondog Rex, sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 69.
He was a former WWE (then called WWWF) Tag Team Champion along with Moondog King as part of The Moondogs.
He, along with Bill Eadie, created the Demolition gimmick, Eadie would play Ax, and Colley would play Smash. Unluckily for Colley, fans recognized him and chanted “Moondog” when he came out. This resulted in Vince McMahon replacing him with Barry Darsow, who had been wrestling as Krusher Khruschev in the NWA. Later in his career outside of WWE, he would wrestle as Detroit Demolition.
He would testify against Vince McMahon during the 1994 steroid trial and sued him over royalties and rights to the Demolition name, so don’t expect to see him in the WWE Hall of Fame.
During his career, he wrestled for WCW, USWA, WWC (Puerto Rico), Mid-South Wrestling, Stampede Wrestling, and many others.