|Birth name||Brett Wayne Woyan|
August 10, 1960 |
Orlando, Florida, United States
|Family||Buzz Sawyer (brother)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Brett Sawyer
Brett Wayne Sawyer
The Bubble Gum Kid
|Billed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Billed weight||224 lb (102 kg)|
|Trained by||Buzz Sawyer
Professional wrestling career
Woyan was trained to wrestle by Ricky Steamboat and his elder brother Bruce Woyan, who wrestled as Buzz Sawyer. He debuted in 1976 at the age of 16. Woyan eventually adopted the ring name "Hacksaw" Brett Sawyer and formed a tag team with his brother.
In the early-1980s, Sawyer competed for the Portland, Oregon-based Pacific Northwest Wrestling promotion. Between 1982 and 1984, he held the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship four times and the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship five times.
In 1983 and 1984, the Sawyers competed for the Atlanta, Georgia-based Georgia Championship Wrestling promotion, where they feuded with The Road Warriors, defeating them for the NWA National Tag Team Championship in 1983. Sawyer also won the NWA National Heavyweight Championship in 1983.
In early 1985, Sawyer began wrestling for the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Jim Crockett Promotions, with he and his brother losing a "loser leaves town" cage match to The Midnight Express in September 1985. In late 1985, he wrestled for the Kansas City, Missouri-based Heart of America Sports Attractions promotion, winning the NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship. Sawyer returned to Jim Crockett Promotions in 1986, competing in the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament.
In 1989, Sawyer wrestled for Championship Wrestling from Florida, where he teamed with Jim Backlund as "The Playboys". The duo briefly held the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship in the summer of 1989.
Woyan is married with two children.
Woyan's elder brother, Bruce Alan Woyan, was also a professional wrestler under the ring name Buzz Sawyer. On February 7, 1992, Bruce Woyan died of drug overdose-induced heart failure. Woyan's nephew, Bruce Woyan's son Travis, also wrestled.
Championships and accomplishments
- Championship Wrestling from Florida
- Georgia Championship Wrestling
- Heart of America Sports Attractions
- Pacific Northwest Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1983)
- PWI ranked him # 404 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
- Ring Around The Northwest Newsletter
- Tag Team of the Year (1984) - with Tom Pritchard
- Southwest Championship Wrestling
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- Frank Shamrock; Charles Fleming (2012). Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter. Chicago Review Press. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-61374-465-9.
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