DeWayne Bruce (May 14, 1962) is an American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker and his nickname Sarge. Bruce was a trainer at the WCW Power Plant wrestling school.
Professional wrestling career
As Sergeant Buddy Lee Parker, DeWayne Bruce wrestled in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) with tag partner Lieutenant James Earl Wright as The State Patrol. He became a member of the Dungeon of Doom under the short-lived identity Braun The Leprechaun before being repackaged as "Military Man" Jack Boot. Boot only lasted a short time before Buddy Lee Parker returned, this time as a Military Sergeant. Bruce's final wrestling persona was simply Sarge, and after this, he became a trainer at the official WCW wrestling school, the Power Plant. He would occasionally pop up on WCW Saturday Night as an enhancement talent, during his lesser famed career, and WCW commentators would credit him multiple times for training the highly popular Bill Goldberg. Towards the end of WCW, Bruce was involved in a somewhat major storyline where he teamed up with Goldberg to wrestle against Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell.
Bruce also made an appearance on Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends. When Theroux asked him about the use of storylines in wrestling, Bruce felt this was disrespectful, and forced Theroux to exercise until he was physically sick.
Former WWE Superstar Batista says he went for an open trial at WCW's Powerplant, where Bruce drilled him and a friend into the ground, causing them to throw up viciously. Despite that, Bruce reportedly demanded that the pair continue. Batista believes Bruce has "the biggest case of Napoleon syndrome" ever and he considers Bruce a "piece of shit." As well as being known for his tough tryouts at the WCW Power Plant, he is also known for his "Who's Who list that was trained at the WCW Power Plant such as Bill Goldberg, Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, The Giant/Paul White, and Torrie Wilson.
- Signature moves
- Theme Music
- The State Patrol by Jimmy Hart
Championships and accomplishments
- Deep South Wrestling
- United States Jr. Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Council
- WWC Carribean Tag Team Championship (1 time) (with Lieutenant James Earl Wright)