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|names=The Wall<ref name="OWOW">{{cite web|url=http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/m/malice.html|title=Malice|accessdate=2009-03-25|publisher=Online World of Wrestling}}</ref><ref name="SLAM"/><ref name="Mooneyham"/><br>Malice<ref name="OWOW"/><ref name="SLAM"/><ref name="Mooneyham"/><br>Hell Raiser<ref name="OWOW"/><br>Big John<ref name="OWOW"/><br>Sgt. AWOL<ref name="OWOW"/><ref name="SLAM"/><br>Snuff<ref name="OWOW"/><br>Gigantes<ref name="OWOW"/>
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'''Jerry Tuite'''<ref name="SLAM"/><ref name="Mooneyham"/> (December 27, 1966 - December 6, 2003) was an American professional wrestler best known by his ring names, '''The Wall''' in [[World Championship Wrestling]] and '''Malice''' while performing for [[Total Nonstop Action Wrestling]].<ref name="SLAM"/><ref name="Mooneyham"/>
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'''Jerry Tuite''' (December 27, [[1966]] - December 6, [[2003]]) was an [[American]] [[professional wrestler]] best known by his ring names, '''The Wall''' in [[World Championship Wrestling]] and '''Malice''' while performing for [[Total Nonstop Action Wrestling]].
   
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Born in [[Ocean Grove, New Jersey]], Tuite broke into the wrestling business in the mid-90s after learning the ropes under veteran [[Iron Mike Sharpe]] at his training school in [[New Jersey]].<ref name="SLAM"/> Tuite trained at the [[WCW Power Plant]] before he wrestled full-time as The Wall in WCW.<ref name="OWOW"/> It is also worth noting that he was a protegé of [[Bam Bam Bigelow]].<ref name="OWOW"/>
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Born in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, Tuite broke into the wrestling business in the mid-90s after learning the ropes under veteran [[Iron Mike Sharpe]] at his training school in New Jersey. Tuite trained at the [[WCW Power Plant]] before he wrestled full-time as The Wall in WCW. It is also worth noting that he was a protegé of [[Bam Bam Bigelow]].
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===World Championship Wrestling===
 
===World Championship Wrestling===
Tuite debuted as a bodyguard for [[Alex Wright|Berlyn]], then later moved to the singles division.<ref name="SLAM"/> The Wall and Berlyn had a [[Feud (professional wrestling)|feud]] with Vampiro and [[Jerry Only]] of the Misfits.<ref name="accelerator">{{cite web|url=http://www.accelerator3359.com/Wrestling/bios/malice.html|title=The Wall|accessdate=2009-03-25|publisher=Accelerator Wrestling Rollercoaster}}</ref> The feud led to [[WCW Mayhem]] where Berlyn and Vampiro fought in a chain match, which Berlyn lost after The Wall walked out.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingArchive/nov22_mayhem.html|title=Hart executes sixth world title reign|date=1999-11-22|last=Powell|first=John|accessdate=2009-03-25|publisher=SLAM! Sports}}</ref>
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Tuite debuted as a bodyguard for [[Alex Wright|Berlyn]], then later moved to the singles division. The Wall and Berlyn had a [[Feud (professional wrestling)|feud]] with Vampiro and [[Jerry Only]] of the Misfits. The feud led to [[Mayhem 1999|WCW Mayhem]] where Berlyn and Vampiro fought in a chain match, which Berlyn lost after The Wall walked out.
   
Then The Wall vanished for a while until returning to [[Souled Out#2000|Souled Out]] where he defeated [[Billy Kidman]] in a cage match.<ref name="accelerator"/> For a while The Wall had an ongoing feud with Kidman and Vampiro. The Wall took on [[The Demon]] at [[Superbrawl]] where The Wall beat The Demon.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingPPV/superbrawl2000.html|title=Super Brawl equals Super Bore|year=2000|last=Powell|first=John|accessdate=2009-03-25|publisher=SLAM! Sports}}</ref> The Wall then feuded with [[Bam Bam Bigelow]], who was angry after The Wall developed a sadistic streak and attacked younger wrestlers, including [[David Flair]] and [[Devon Storm|Crowbar]].<ref name="accelerator"/> This led to [[Uncensored#2000|Uncensored]] where Wall and Bigelow fought in a match where The Wall put Bigelow through a table.<ref name="uncensored">{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingPPV/mar20_uncensored.html|title=Uncensored elevates WCW|date=2000-03-20|last=Powell|first=John|accessdate=2009-03-20|publisher=SLAM! Sports}}</ref> Crowbar and Flair tried to get revenge on The Wall, but he gave Crowbar a [[chokeslam]] off a 20 foot high platform, sending Crowbar through the stage.<ref name="uncensored"/>
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Then The Wall vanished for a while until returning to [[Souled Out 2000|Souled Out]] where he defeated [[Billy Kidman]] in a cage match. For a while The Wall had an ongoing feud with Kidman and Vampiro. The Wall took on [[The Demon]] at [[Superbrawl]] where The Wall beat The Demon. The Wall then feuded with [[Bam Bam Bigelow]], who was angry after The Wall developed a sadistic streak and attacked younger wrestlers, including [[David Flair]] and [[Devon Storm|Crowbar]]. This led to [[Uncensored 2000|Uncensored]] where Wall and Bigelow fought in a match where The Wall put Bigelow through a table. Crowbar and Flair tried to get revenge on The Wall, but he gave Crowbar a chokeslam off a 20 foot high platform, sending Crowbar through the stage.
   
In April of 2000 [[Eric Bishoff]] and [[Vince Russo]] restarted WCW and vacated all WCW Titles.<ref name="accelerator"/> The Wall entered the [[WCW United States Championship]] tournament, and at [[Spring Stampede#2000|Spring Stampede]] he faced [[Scott Steiner]]. He lost, however, when he accidentally chokeslamed a referee through a table and another referee came and disqualified The Wall.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingPPV/apr17_stampede.html|title=2000-04-17|last=Powell|first=John|accessdate=2009-03-20|publisher=SLAM! Sports}}</ref> He entered into a short feud with [[Shane Douglas]] that led to a [[Professional wrestling match types#Tables match|tables match]] between them at [[The Great American Bash#2000|The Great American Bash]], which Douglas won.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/wcwppv/greatamericanbash00.html|title=Great American Bash 2000|date=2000-06-11|accessdate=2009-03-20|publisher=Online World of Wrestling}}</ref>
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In April of [[2000]] [[Eric Bischoff]] and [[Vince Russo]] restarted WCW and vacated all WCW Titles. The Wall entered the [[WCW United States Heavyweight Championship|WCW United States Championship]] tournament, and at [[Spring Stampede 2000|Spring Stampede]] he faced [[Scott Steiner]]. He lost, however, when he accidentally chokeslamed a referee through a table and another referee came and disqualified The Wall. He entered into a short feud with [[Shane Douglas]] that led to a [[Professional wrestling match types#Tables match|tables match]] between them at [[The Great American Bash 2000|The Great American Bash]], which Douglas won.
   
The Wall then disappeared again for a while until returning with a new look. Joining the stable [[The Misfits in Action]] a military group that was led by [[Hugh Morrus]], [[Chavo Guerrero]] [[Lash LeRoux]] and [[Major Gunns]]. The wall became Sgt. AWOL.<ref name="SLAM"/> The group had various stable feuds with [[3 Count]], [[The Natural Born Thrillers]] and [[Team Canada]].<ref name="SLAM"/>
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The Wall then disappeared again for a while until returning with a new look. Joining the stable the [[Misfits In Action]] a military group that was led by [[Hugh Morrus]], [[Chavo Guerrero, Jr.|Chavo Guerrero]] [[Lash LeRoux]] and [[Major Gunns]]. The wall became Sgt. AWOL. The group had various stable feuds with [[3 Count]], The [[Natural Born Thrillers]] and [[Team Canada (WCW)|Team Canada]].
   
At the start of 2001 The MIA had issues involving Morrus and Guerrero and it lead the group to break up. Then Sgt. AWOL went back to his old character The Wall. The Wall and Hugh Morrus then had a short feud which lead into [[Superbrawl#SuperBrawl Revenge|Superbrawl:Revenge]] where Morrus defeated The Wall.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/SlamWrestlingPPV/feb19_superbrawl-can.html|title=Main event mess hurts SuperBrawl|date=2001-02-19|last=Powell|first=John|accessdate=2009-03-25|publisher=SLAM! Sports}}</ref> After the feud with Morrus, The Wall appeared sporadically in WCW, and wasn't involved in the final episode of ''Nitro''.
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At the start of 2001 The MIA had issues involving Morrus and Guerrero and it lead the group to break up. Then Sgt. AWOL went back to his old character The Wall. The Wall and Hugh Morrus then had a short feud which lead into [[Superbrawl SuperBrawl Revenge|Superbrawl:Revenge]] where Morrus defeated The Wall. After the feud with Morrus, The Wall appeared sporadically in WCW, and wasn't involved in the final episode of ''Nitro''.
   
After WCW was bought out by [[Vince McMahon]], Tuite signed a developmental contract with the [[World Wrestling Entertainment|World Wrestling Federation]] in March 2001. He was later given his release so he could deal with personal issues.<ref name="Mooneyham"/>
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After WCW was bought out by [[Vince McMahon, Jr.|Vince McMahon]], Tuite signed a developmental contract with the [[World Wrestling Entertainment|World Wrestling Federation]] in March 2001. He was later given his release so he could deal with personal issues.
   
 
===Independent cicuit, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling===
 
===Independent cicuit, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling===
After his WWF release, The Wall competed for [[Phoenix Championship Wrestling]], and won the [[PCW Heavyweight Championship]] in the middle of 2002.<ref name="accelerator"/> He began wrestling in [[Total Nonstop Action Wrestling]] (TNA), performing under the [[stage name|moniker]] of Malice in 2002.<ref name="SLAM"/> He appeared on the first TNA show, competing in a [[Gauntlet for the Gold]] match, lasting to the end until he was defeated by [[Ken Shamrock]].<ref name="OWOW"/><ref name="accelerator"/> He was a member of [[James Mitchell (manager)|James Mitchell]]'s [[Disciples of the New Church]] and on numerous occasions nearly won the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship. His last TNA appearance was on November 20, 2002 when he beat [[Kory Williams]].<ref name="SLAM"/>
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After his WWF release, The Wall competed for [[Phoenix Championship Wrestling]], and won the [[PCW Heavyweight Championship]] in the middle of 2002. He began wrestling in [[Total Nonstop Action Wrestling]] (TNA), performing under the moniker of Malice in 2002. He appeared on the first TNA show, competing in a [[Gauntlet for the Gold]] match, lasting to the end until he was defeated by [[Ken Shamrock]]. He was a member of [[James Mitchell]]'s the [[Disciples of The New Church]] and on numerous occasions nearly won the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship. His last TNA appearance was on November 20, 2002 when he beat [[Kory Williams]].
   
Tuite began wrestling on the [[independent circuit]] after leaving TNA, appearing for promotions such as XPW as Snuff, and also held the [[NWA New Jersey Hardcore Championship]].<ref name="SLAM"/><ref name=njhc/> He also won the [[AAW Heavyweight Championship]] Tournament in November 2002.<ref name="accelerator"/> In 2003, he wrestled for [[All Japan Pro Wrestling]] as Gigantes, and was a regular performer for most of 2003. In his final match on December 5, 2003 Tuite teamed with [[Barry Buchanan|Bull Buchanan]] and [[Peter Polaco|Justin Credible]] to defeat [[Nobutaka Araya]], [[Tomoaki Honma]] and [[Kazushi Miyamoto]] in [[Tokyo]].<ref name="SLAM"/><ref name="Mooneyham"/>
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Tuite began wrestling on the independent circuit after leaving TNA, appearing for promotions such as XPW as Snuff, and also held the [[NWA New Jersey Hardcore Championship]]. He also won the [[AAW Heavyweight Championship]] Tournament in November [[2002]]. In [[2003]], he wrestled for [[All Japan Pro Wrestling]] as Gigantes, and was a regular performer for most of 2003. In his final match on December 5, 2003 Tuite teamed with [[Barry Buchanan|Bull Buchanan]] and [[Peter Polaco|Justin Credible]] to defeat [[Nobutaka Araya]], [[Tomoaki Honma]] and [[Kazushi Miyamoto]] in Tokyo.
   
 
==Death==
 
==Death==
On December 6, 2003, Tuite was found unconscious in his hotel room by [[All Japan Pro Wrestling]] management and several wrestlers, including [[Nosawa]] and [[La Parka]].<ref name="Mooneyham">{{cite web|url=http://www.mikemooneyham.com/pages/viewfull.cfm?ObjectID=B52E780D-8EB3-410B-ACF45F6A97DE1CBE|title=Jerry "The Wall" Tuite Dies In Japan|date=2003-12-14|last=Mooneyham|first=Mike|accessdate=2009-03-25|publisher=The Wrestling Gospel According to Mike Mooneyham}}</ref><ref name="SLAM">{{cite web|url=http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2003/12/20/293162.html|title=The Wall, Jerry Tuite, dead at 37|date=2003-12-20|last=Waldman|first=Jon|coauthors=Clevett, Jason|accessdate=2009-03-25|publisher=SLAM! Sports}}</ref> He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.<ref name="Mooneyham"/> The cause of death was later identified as an apparent heart attack.<ref name="SLAM"/> No drugs were found in his hotel room and there was no evidence of drug use by physical examination, although he did have a history of drug use and that is thought to at least been a contributing factor for having a heart attack.<ref name="Mooneyham"/>
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On December 6, [[2003]], Tuite was found unconscious in his hotel room by [[All Japan Pro Wrestling]] management and several wrestlers, including [[Nosawa]] and [[La Parka]]. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was later identified as an apparent heart attack. No drugs were found in his hotel room and there was no evidence of drug use by physical examination, although he did have a history of drug use and that is thought to at least been a contributing factor for having a heart attack.
   
 
==In wrestling==
 
==In wrestling==
 
*'''Finishing moves'''
 
*'''Finishing moves'''
**[[Chokeslam]],<ref name="OWOW"/><ref name="Mooneyham"/> often through a [[Table (furniture)|table]]<ref name=Unc>{{cite episode|title=The Wall vs Bam Bam Bigelow|series=WCW Uncensored|credits=World Championship Wrestling|airdate=2000-03-19}}</ref><ref name=Bash>{{cite episode|title=The Wall vs Shane Douglas|series=WCW Great American Bash|credits=World Championship Wrestling|airdate=2000-06-11}}</ref>
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**[[Chokeslam]], often through a [[Table (furniture)|table]]
**[[Professional wrestling aerial techniques#Diving knee drop|Diving knee drop]]<ref name=TNA2>{{cite episode|title=Malice vs Kaos|series=TNA|credits=Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|airdate=2002-11-13}}</ref> - [[Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|TNA]]
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**[[Professional wrestling aerial techniques#Diving knee drop|Diving knee drop]] - [[Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|TNA]]
**[[Powerbomb]],<ref name=TNA>{{cite episode|title=Malice vs Apolo|series=TNA|credits=Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|airdate=2002-07-31}}</ref><ref name=TNA1>{{cite episode|title=Last Man Standing Match; Malice vs Don Harris|series=TNA|credits=Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|airdate=2002-08-14}}</ref> usually through a table
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**[[Powerbomb]], usually through a table
   
 
*'''Signature moves'''
 
*'''Signature moves'''
**[[Backbreaker#Pendulum backbreaker|Backbreaker]]<ref name=TNA2/>
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**[[Backbreaker#Pendulum backbreaker|Backbreaker]]
**[[Suplex#Belly to belly suplex|Belly to belly suplex]]<ref name=TNA2/>
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**[[Suplex#Belly to belly suplex|Belly to belly suplex]]
**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Big boot|Big boot]]<ref name=Unc/><ref name=Bash/><ref name=TNA2/><ref name=TNA1/><ref name=MIA>{{cite episode|title=M.I.A. vs Natural Born Thrillers|series=WCW Thunder|credits=World Championship Wrestling|airdate=2001-01-01}}</ref>
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**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Big boot|Big boot]]
**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Corner clothesline|Corner clothesline]]<ref name=Unc/>
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**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Corner clothesline|Corner clothesline]]
**[[Professional wrestling aerial techniques#Diving leg drop|Diving leg drop]]<ref name=TNA/>
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**[[Professional wrestling aerial techniques#Diving leg drop|Diving leg drop]]
**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Lariat|Lariat]]<ref name=Unc/><ref name=TNA2/><ref name=TNA1/>
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**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Lariat|Lariat]]
**[[Professional wrestling throws#Gorilla press slam|Milatary press slam]]<ref name=Bash/>
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**[[Professional wrestling throws#Gorilla press slam|Military press slam]]
**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Short arm clothesline|Short arm clothesline]]<ref name=Unc/>
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**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Short arm clothesline|Short arm clothesline]]
**[[Professional wrestling throws#Snake Eyes|Snake Eyes]]<ref name=Bash/><ref name=TNA2/>
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**[[Professional wrestling throws#Snake Eyes|Snake Eyes]]
**[[Powerbomb#Spin-out powerbomb|Spin-out powerbomb]],<ref name=Bash/> sometimes through a table<ref name=MIA/>
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**[[Powerbomb#Spin-out powerbomb|Spin-out powerbomb]], sometimes through a table
**[[Suplex#Superplex|Super]] [[Suplex#Belly to back suplex|belly to back suplex]], sometimes through a table<ref name=TNA1/>
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**[[Suplex#Superplex|Super]] [[Suplex#Belly to back suplex|belly to back suplex]], sometimes through a table
**[[Suplex#Superplex|Superplex]]<ref name=TNA/>
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**[[Suplex#Superplex|Superplex]]
**[[Professional wrestling holds#Two-handed chokelift|Two-handed chokelift]]<ref name=Bash/>
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**[[Professional wrestling holds#Two-handed chokelift|Two-handed chokelift]]
**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Uppercut|Uppercut]], sometimes to the opponent's [[Professional wrestling attacks#Throat thrust|throat]]<ref name=Bash/>
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**[[Professional wrestling attacks#Uppercut|Uppercut]], sometimes to the opponent's [[Professional wrestling attacks#Throat thrust|throat]]
   
 
*'''[[Manager (professional wrestling)|Managers]]'''
 
*'''[[Manager (professional wrestling)|Managers]]'''
 
**[[Tylene Buck|Major Gunns]]
 
**[[Tylene Buck|Major Gunns]]
**[[James Mitchell (manager)|James Mitchell]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/profiles/j/jim-mitchell.php|title=James Mitchelle profile|publisher=Obsessed With Wrestling}}</ref>
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**[[James Mitchell (manager)|James Mitchell]]
   
 
==Championships and accomplishments==
 
==Championships and accomplishments==
*'''All Access Wrestling'''
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*'''[[All Access Wrestling]]'''
 
**AAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
 
**AAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
   
 
*'''[[National Wrestling Alliance|NWA New Jersey]]'''
 
*'''[[National Wrestling Alliance|NWA New Jersey]]'''
**NWA New Jersey Hardcore Championship (1 time)<ref name=njhc>{{cite web|title=NWA Jersey Hardcore Title|work=Wrestling Titles|url=http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/nj/nwa/nj-hc.html|accessdate=2008-05-24}}</ref>
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**NWA New Jersey Hardcore Championship (1 time)
   
*'''Phoenix Championship Wrestling'''
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*'''[[Phoenix Championship Wrestling]]'''
 
**PCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
 
**PCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
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==See also==
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*[[Malice/Event history|Malice's event history]]
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==External links==
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*[[File:Wrestling Data logo.png|50px]] [http://wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=168 Profile]
 
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Jerry Tuite (December 27, 1966 - December 6, 2003) was an American professional wrestler best known by his ring names, The Wall in World Championship Wrestling and Malice while performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

CareerEdit

Born in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, Tuite broke into the wrestling business in the mid-90s after learning the ropes under veteran Iron Mike Sharpe at his training school in New Jersey. Tuite trained at the WCW Power Plant before he wrestled full-time as The Wall in WCW. It is also worth noting that he was a protegé of Bam Bam Bigelow.


World Championship WrestlingEdit

Tuite debuted as a bodyguard for Berlyn, then later moved to the singles division. The Wall and Berlyn had a feud with Vampiro and Jerry Only of the Misfits. The feud led to WCW Mayhem where Berlyn and Vampiro fought in a chain match, which Berlyn lost after The Wall walked out.

Then The Wall vanished for a while until returning to Souled Out where he defeated Billy Kidman in a cage match. For a while The Wall had an ongoing feud with Kidman and Vampiro. The Wall took on The Demon at Superbrawl where The Wall beat The Demon. The Wall then feuded with Bam Bam Bigelow, who was angry after The Wall developed a sadistic streak and attacked younger wrestlers, including David Flair and Crowbar. This led to Uncensored where Wall and Bigelow fought in a match where The Wall put Bigelow through a table. Crowbar and Flair tried to get revenge on The Wall, but he gave Crowbar a chokeslam off a 20 foot high platform, sending Crowbar through the stage.

In April of 2000 Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo restarted WCW and vacated all WCW Titles. The Wall entered the WCW United States Championship tournament, and at Spring Stampede he faced Scott Steiner. He lost, however, when he accidentally chokeslamed a referee through a table and another referee came and disqualified The Wall. He entered into a short feud with Shane Douglas that led to a tables match between them at The Great American Bash, which Douglas won.

The Wall then disappeared again for a while until returning with a new look. Joining the stable the Misfits In Action a military group that was led by Hugh Morrus, Chavo Guerrero Lash LeRoux and Major Gunns. The wall became Sgt. AWOL. The group had various stable feuds with 3 Count, The Natural Born Thrillers and Team Canada.

At the start of 2001 The MIA had issues involving Morrus and Guerrero and it lead the group to break up. Then Sgt. AWOL went back to his old character The Wall. The Wall and Hugh Morrus then had a short feud which lead into Superbrawl:Revenge where Morrus defeated The Wall. After the feud with Morrus, The Wall appeared sporadically in WCW, and wasn't involved in the final episode of Nitro.

After WCW was bought out by Vince McMahon, Tuite signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001. He was later given his release so he could deal with personal issues.

Independent cicuit, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and All Japan Pro WrestlingEdit

After his WWF release, The Wall competed for Phoenix Championship Wrestling, and won the PCW Heavyweight Championship in the middle of 2002. He began wrestling in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), performing under the moniker of Malice in 2002. He appeared on the first TNA show, competing in a Gauntlet for the Gold match, lasting to the end until he was defeated by Ken Shamrock. He was a member of James Mitchell's the Disciples of The New Church and on numerous occasions nearly won the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship. His last TNA appearance was on November 20, 2002 when he beat Kory Williams.

Tuite began wrestling on the independent circuit after leaving TNA, appearing for promotions such as XPW as Snuff, and also held the NWA New Jersey Hardcore Championship. He also won the AAW Heavyweight Championship Tournament in November 2002. In 2003, he wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling as Gigantes, and was a regular performer for most of 2003. In his final match on December 5, 2003 Tuite teamed with Bull Buchanan and Justin Credible to defeat Nobutaka Araya, Tomoaki Honma and Kazushi Miyamoto in Tokyo.

DeathEdit

On December 6, 2003, Tuite was found unconscious in his hotel room by All Japan Pro Wrestling management and several wrestlers, including Nosawa and La Parka. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was later identified as an apparent heart attack. No drugs were found in his hotel room and there was no evidence of drug use by physical examination, although he did have a history of drug use and that is thought to at least been a contributing factor for having a heart attack.

In wrestlingEdit

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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