Accomplished tag team wrestler who wrestled for numerous promotions such as Continental Wrestling Association, World Class Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
His debut match in 1976 was spoiled by Bearcat Wright who defeated him.
He went by the nicknames Beautiful, The Sultan of Swing, and Earl.
He married and had three children with a woman named Donna.
He became part of the Midnight Express under promoter Bill Watts.