Edward Lynn Denton (August 25, 1958) is a professional wrestler, best known by his ring name The Grappler. While wrestling in the Pacific Northwest his gimmick was a loaded boot, and later a loaded Mask, which he had started wearing after losing a hair match and being forced to shave his head. This also became part of his gimmick, as he continued to wear the mask even though it was obvious that his hair had grown back.
During a match Jake "The Snake" Roberts put Denton in a front facelock. Denton had tripped, stepping on Jake's foot, causing Roberts to fall backwards and Denton to fall on his head. As a result, Roberts invented the professional wrestling move known as the DDT.