Auckland, New Zealand
Double Gut Buster; Battering Ram
2015 WWE Hall of Fame Inductees
The Bushwhackers: Bio
Arriving in WWE by way of Auckland, New Zealand in the winter of 1988, the duo of Butch and his crazy cousin Luke were one of the wildest and most unorthodox teams the WWE Universe had ever seen.
Toothless and tattooed, the fun-loving Bushwhackers stomped to the ring in camouflage pants and combat boots, swinging their arms above their heads and licking the faces of any fans they could get their hands on. While this type of mad behavior endeared the cousins to the WWE Universe, it made the tough guys a despised pair for rivals like Powers of Pain and The Bolsheviks.
This untamed outback savagery helped the Kiwis pick up some impressive wins in 1989, including a victory over The Fabulous Rougeau at WrestleMania V in Atlantic City, N.J. This would not be the last time The Bushwhackers battered the French-Canadian brothers — the two teams met again at Royal Rumble in 1990 with Luke and Butch getting the win again.
In the years that followed, The Bushwhackers would have less success in the ring, falling to bigger teams like The Natural Disasters and The Nasty Boys, but their popularity never waned. In fact, the duo was so well-liked that they made an appearance on the hit television show Family Matters in 1994 where they stepped into the ring with Steve Urkel.
In 1996, The Bushwhackers had their final full-time stint in WWE, but they were never able to capture the World Tag Team Championships. Still, Butch and Luke made a lasting impression on the WWE Universe and were greeted warmly when they made a surprise return to the ring in the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven.