Barbados born heavyweight Earl Maynard was a wrestler with muscles on his muscles
A wrestler with a fine physique who took up body-building as a seventeen year old in 1954.
He won the Mr Europe title in 1959, Mr England in 1960, Mr Universe Pro in 1964, and 1978 Mr America title. Not bad considering that he weighed under ten stones when he moved to England aged eighteen years.
Shortly afterwards he was called up for national service and after serving in the Royal Air Force
Earl turned professional wrestler in 1962. He went on to become one of the most popular and successful sixties wrestlers in Britain and Europe before finding even greater success in the United States. Twice American Tag Champion (with Rocky Johnson and Dory Dixon) Earl was listed as one of the WWE top wrestlers of all time.
Following his retirement from wrestling Earl turned to acting, and appeared in many films before turning to film producing and directing.
Earl was inducted into the Hall of Fame in August 2018.