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Encyclopedia > Art Barr
Flag of the United States Art Barr
An image of Art Barr.
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Ring name(s) The Intruder
Beetlejuice
The Juicer
American Love Machine
"Love Machine" Art Barr
Billed height 6'1" (185.4 cm)
Billed weight 240lbs (108.9 kg)
Born October 8, 1966(1966-10-08)
Flag of Oregon Portland, Oregon
Died November 23, 1994 (aged 28)
Springfield, Oregon
Trained by Sandy Barr,
Roddy Piper
Debut April 2, 1987

Art Barr, full name Arthur Leon Barr [1] (October 8, 1966November 23, 1994), was an American professional wrestler. He wrestled briefly for World Championship Wrestling, but had his greatest success in Mexico's Asistencia Asesoría y Administración promotion. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (470x700, 66 KB)Professional wrestler Art Barr © Dr. Mike Lano This image is being used for identification of the subject of an article written for nonprofit informative purposes. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oregon. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Location in Oregon Coordinates: , County Lane County Incorporated 1885 Government  - Mayor Sid Leiken Area  - City 37. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) is a Lucha Libre Professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico. ...

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Career

Early career

Barr is the son of promoter Sandy Barr and the brother of Jesse Barr, and began his career in the Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW) territory in April 1987. About a year and a half later, he began wrestling as Beetlejuice, based on the title character of the 1988 movie. The character, wearing face paint and flour in his hair, was a cartoonish babyface. An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Jesse Barr was an American professional wrestler, best known for his work as Jimmy Jack Funk in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1980s. ... Pacific Northwest Wresting (PNW) was a Portland, Oregon based professional wrestling company. ... This article is about the film. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ...


Barr had a sexual encounter with a 19 year old girl after a PNW card on July 16, 1989; the girl later filed rape charges. Barr continued to wrestle as Beetlejuice, despite the charges, and the attention brought to them by the Portland Oregonian. A year later, while admitting in a police interview the girl did not consent, Barr worked a plea-bargain, and was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse. He was fined, placed on probation, and sentenced to community service, but served no jail time.[1], [2] The Oregonian is the major daily newspaper in Portland, Oregon, owned by Advance Publications. ...


WCW

After the trial, Barr's license to wrestle in Oregon was not renewed (for unrelated reasons); he joined World Championship Wrestling briefly in 1990 as The Juicer, still playing the cartoonish babyface. Due to a faxing campaign, his rape conviction followed him; that along with his small stature in a wrestling world then dominated by large wrestlers, he soon found himself unpushed and, eventually, released. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... In professional wrestling, a push is an attempt by the booker to make the wrestler win more matches and become more popular with the fans. ...


EMLL

After leaving WCW, Barr was brought into Mexico's Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre (EMLL) promotion by Konnan. He initially wrestled under a mask as The American Love Machine, and was very successful. A year after entering EMLL, the American Love Machine faced off against another masked wrestler, Blue Panther, in a mask-vs-mask match. 18,000 fans sold out the 17,000 seat Arena México in Mexico City and another 8,000 fans watched on big screen TV in the parking lot to see the card. The match ended when "Love Machine" administered a Piledriver (Martinete in Spanish) against Blue Panther, an illegal move in Mexican wrestling, thus losing his mask. Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) (Spanish for Worldwide Wrestling Council) is a Lucha Libre promotion based in Mexico City while running cards in Guadalajara, Puebla and elsewhere in central and southern Mexico. ... Charles Ashenoff (sometimes seen Hispanicized as Carlos Ashenoff), (born June 6, 1964 in Santiago de Cuba) better known by his ring name, Konnan, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler and rapper of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. ... Blue Panther is a Mexican professional wrestler currently working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. ... The Arena México is an indoor arena in Mexico City, Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: Capital en movimiento Location of Mexico City in south central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...


AAA

Soon afterward, Barr left EMLL to join Konnan's Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion. As "Love Machine" Art Barr, he turned heel, and formed the tag team La Pareja del Terror (The Pair of Terror) with Eddie Guerrero. The pair were highly successful, becoming arguably the most hated tag team in lucha libre history. Barr and Guerrero also formed a heel stable with Konnan and Madonna's Boyfriend, known as Los Gringos Locos (The Crazy Americans). Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) is a Lucha Libre Professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... One of the most well known Lucha Libre wrestlers (luchadores), Rey Mysterio. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... Louis Mucciolo (February 10, 1971 - February 15, 1998) was an American professional wrestler. ... Los Gringos Locos (crazy Americans in English) were a lucha libre stable in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). ...


Despite both the acclaim and the financial success, Barr's time in Mexico took a toll on him, as he was reportedly homesick (his wife and son remained in Oregon while he was working in Mexico). Eventually, he turned to alcohol and drugs for solace, despite the concern of his friends in the business.


According to Eddie Guerrero he fist used Barr's finisher, as the Jackknife. BArr took a liking to the move and began using it reguraly. Too Cold Scropion commented to Barr that he "Looked like a Frog", thus leading Barr to name his move the Frog Splash. After his friend's untimely death, Eddie Guerrero began to use this move again as his finisher further spreading the move around the move.


On November 6, 1994, AAA held the When Worlds Collide pay-per-view card (with some help from WCW) at the L.A. Sports Arena. La Pareja del Terror faced off against El Hijo del Santo and Octagón in a double hair vs. mask match, which was acclaimed as one of the greatest PPV matches ever. Around this time, Barr and Guerrero were also in talks with Extreme Championship Wrestling. is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... When Worlds Collide was a legendary professional wrestling show held on November 6, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. ... The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is an indoor arena in Los Angeles, California. ... El Hijo del Santo (The Son of the Saint) is a Mexican professional wrestler and one of the most successful stars in Lucha Libre. ... Octagón is a Mexican professional wrestler. ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ...


ECW was very interested in Art Barr & Eddie Guerrero coming into the company to feud with their top tag team Public Enemy. At the same time, WWF, WCW and New Japan also showed interest in the tag team of Guerrero & Barr.


Death

On November 23, 1994, Art Barr was found dead laying with his child at his home in Springfield, Oregon. Preliminary reports said that he died of an aneurysm, but later reports said that he died under unknown circumstances. Barr did not have heart problems, no aneurysm or internal bleeding, and no ring injuries. He had a mixture of alcohol and drugs in his blood stream.[3] Eddie Guerrero was his best friend around this time period. is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Location in Oregon Coordinates: , County Lane County Incorporated 1885 Government  - Mayor Sid Leiken Area  - City 37. ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ...


As a tribute to his friend, Eddie Guerrero adopted Barr's trademark Frog Splash as his finishing maneuver. It has since become a trademark move of several superstars in Mexico and the United States. Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ...


Finishing and signature moves

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Championships and accomplishments

  • International Wrestling All-Stars
    • IWAS Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Eddie Guerrero

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) is a Lucha Libre Professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico. ... The AAA World Tag Team Championship is the main tag team title contested for in the Mexican lucha libre promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). ... The AAA World Tag Team Championship is the main tag team title contested for in the Mexican lucha libre promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... Pacific Northwest Wresting (PNW) was a Portland, Oregon based professional wrestling company. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jesse Barr was an American professional wrestler, best known for his work as Jimmy Jack Funk in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1980s. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Television Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling. ... The NWA Pacific Northwest Television Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling. ... Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) is a professional wrestling magazine. ... 1. ... 1. ... Dave Herbert Meltzer (born October 24, 1961 in San Jose, California) is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, an insider newsletter for the world of professional wrestling. ... El Hijo del Santo (The Son of the Saint) is a Mexican professional wrestler and one of the most successful stars in Lucha Libre. ... Octagón is a Mexican professional wrestler. ... When Worlds Collide was a legendary professional wrestling show held on November 6, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ...

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Art Barr Information (811 words)
Barr is the son of promoter Sandy Barr and the brother of Jesse Barr, and began his career in the Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW) territory in April 1987.
Barr continued to wrestle as Beetlejuice, despite the charges, and the attention brought to them by the Portland Oregonian.
ECW was very interested in Art Barr and Eddie Guerrero coming into the company to feud with their top tag team Public Enemy, Amazingly, at the same time, WWF, WCW and New Japan also showed interest in the tag team of Guerrero and Barr.
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