One of Hollywood’s biggest tough guys who took on the iconic role of Deebo on Friday night’s series has died, according to TMZ. Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former WWE superstar and actor known for his menacing on-screen persona highlighted in his role as villainous “Deebo” on Friday, the 13th, died on Thursday at the age of 62.
He flexed his comedic muscles in the 1995 film Deebo and was cast for the role of the typical neighborhood bully. In it he created a villainous figure who seemed almost inhuman, complete with an oversized head, a menacing smile, and a penchant for violence.
Hogan Beefcake was again in his last game for the WWF, this time against Hulk Hogan. Hogan was portrayed as the villain from Deebo’s film and the film’s main opponent, and Lister wanted to defeat Hogan in a ring, although Hogan’s character in that film emerged victoriously. Zeus, who lost to Hogan during the movies, wanted to beat him in real life. Shortly after, he made his first appearance in a real wrestling match against Hogan at WrestleMania XXVII.
He was also seen in the plot ahead of the Survivor series earlier this year when he worked with Ted DiBiase. Zeus was the main villain in the storyline of the Survivor’s series this year after partnering with Ted Di Biase, and he also stars in it with his partner TedDiBiases.
The fifth element also shows him in it, although he and the character in the film never interact. This is the first part of what is widely regarded as one of the best films of all time – if not the greatest film of its time.
The film eventually led him to spend time with the WWE and later the WWF, before later landing a role that defined him as a comedy legend. In 1990, he briefly took on the role of Abdullah the Butcher as part of the New World Order, but quickly returned to his role as a fighter.
The two teamed up to face Hogan, Jake “Snake” Roberts, and Demolition in the final match of the first season of the New World Order. The two team up again to take on Hogan and Jake Snake Roberts in “Demolition,” this time in a match against the legendary Hulk Hogan.
Hogan took a needle to Zeus to win the game as a team and Beefcake won in the end. Hogan took another pin against Zeus, won a match for the team, and came away with a win against Beefcake to finish the match.
Zeus was taken out of the game after refusing to break Hogan’s stranglehold and pushing the referee away.
Sources told TMZ that Lister was not transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at the scene. Pop and Smoke were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to multiple sources.
After his friend’s death, Lister posted three messages of condolence on his Facebook page: “He was one of my training buddies for quite a while. He took to Twitter to pay tribute to the entertainer shortly after his death was announced, and was remembered by friends, family, and fans alike. Former WWE superstar and former WWE Hall of Famer Tommy Tiny paid tribute to the artist on Twitter on Friday night after news of her death was announced. She was removed from Twitter early Saturday morning, just hours after she was mentioned.
In the film, Lister introduced the device to WWF and was referred to as Zeus, the human wreck machine. He used the same incomprehensible monster-heel gimmick to sell his opponents “more deadly moves, posing as” Zeus “or” Human W-Destruction Machine. “
At the SummerSlam 1989, Hogan, Brutus Beefcake, and their team faced off in a tag team match, with Hogan and Beefcake coming out on top. Lister returned to fight Hogan in a doomsday cage match at WrestleMania III and eventually teamed up with his former partner in crime, Eddie Guerrero, as well as Hulk Hogan.
At the SummerSlam 1989, Hogan, Brutus Beefcake, and their team faced off in a tag team match, with Hogan and Beefcake prevailing. The steel cage game ended in the Survivor Series on December 27, 1989, and Zeus ended his feud with Lister and Eddie Guerrero and Hulk Hogan. After the event, he and his former crime partner Jake the Snake faced off against former world heavyweight champion Chris Jericho and his former rival Dean Ambrose. In the early 1990s, after he and his old partner and former nemesis had formed the tag team, a feud between Listers and Zeus also took the form of the “Zeus vs. Eddie” feud.
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