[Zeus Gallery]


Wrestler: Zeus
Real Name: Tom “Tiny” Lister
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6’6″ – 300 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: April 25, 1989
Titles: None
Previous Gimmicks: Z-Gangsta (WCW)
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Hulk Hogan
Brutus Beefcake
Randy Savage

Interesting Facts:

  • Tom Lister’s acting career was started by Jimmy Bridges (brother of actor Todd Bridges)….
  • Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr. had a brief stint in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….
  • Zeus was the arch-rival of Hulk Hogan’s character “Rip” in 1989’s “No Holds Barred”….
  • ~~~As a cross-promotional tool for the film, Zeus & Hogan’s feud carried over into WWF storylines..

    1989 WWF Wrestling Highlights:

  • April 25, 1989 – in Des Moines, Iowa – SNME: Zeus makes his WWF debut..
  • ~~~Zeus attacked Hulk Hogan prior to Hulk Hogan’s cage match against Big Bossman..
  • July 18, 1989 – in Worcester: Zeus’ run-in caused Randy Savage to lose to Beefcake by DQ..
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan ran in next, but was unable to put down Zeus – even after two chair shots….
  • August 9, 1989 – in Fresno: Zeus managed Randy Savage to a loss against Hulk Hoganl..
  • ~~~~After the match, Zeus put Hulk Hogan in a bearhug – but was double slammed by Hulk & Beefcake..
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: Hogan & Brutus Beefcake defeated Zeus & ‘Macho King’ Randy Savage..
  • September 21, 1989 – in Cincinnati: Zeus managed Ted DiBiase to a loss against Hulk Hogan..
  • November 1, 1989 – in Wichita: Zeus attacked Demolition Smash, causing him to lose to Ted DiBiase..
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: Zeus teamed with The Powers of Pain & Ted DiBiase..
  • ~~~Together they lost to Hulk Hogan, Jake ‘Snake’ Roberts, Ax & Smash (Zeus was DQ’ed)..
  • December 12, 1989 – “NHB” The Match,The Movie in Nashville at Municipal Auditorium:
  • ~~~Zeus & Randy Savage lost to Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake in a steel cage match..

    Other Wrestling Results:

  • July 7, 1990 – WWC 17th Anniversary Show: Zeus & Abdullah The Butcher went to a Double Count Out..
  • 1991: Zeus just makes the Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500, ranking in at #500…
  • March 10, 1996 – WCW Uncensored: Z-Gangsta participated in the Tower of Doom match against Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage..
  • ~~~Z-Gangsta, Ultimate Solution, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, The Faces of Fear & Lex Luger..
  • ~~~~~lost to Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage in the main event “Tower Of Doom” match…

    Movies and Television History:

  • Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr. (Zeus) has appeared on over 20 different TV shows,including:
  • ~~~”Perfect Strangers”; “Matlock”; “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; “Walker,Texas Ranger”;
  • ~~~”Martin”; “NYPD Blue”; “Nash Bridges”; “Moesha”; “ER” & “Star Trek Enterprise”
  • Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr. (Zeus) has appeared in over 60 films, including appearances in:
  • ~~~”Beverly Hills Cop 2″; “No Holds Barred”; “Universal Soldier”; “The Meteor Man”;
  • ~~~”Jackie Brown”; “Little Nicky”; “Austin Powers in Goldmember”; “The Wash”; and
  • ~~~as (what is arguably his most famous role) ‘Deebo’ in “Friday” and “Next Friday”….
  • Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr. has starred alongside many famous actors/actresses, including:
  • ~Dustin Hoffman; Hulk Hogan; Robert Townsend; Roddy Piper; Johnny Depp; Ice Cube;
  • ~Chris Tucker; Robert DeNiro; Donnie Wahlberg; Adam Sandler; Mike Myers; Dr. Dre;
  • ~Coolio; Billy Zane; Viggo Mortensen; Harvey Keitel; Eddie Izzard; and many others…
  • December 1, 2006: Tommy “Tiny” Lister was a guest of Trinity broadcasting’s program “Praise The Lord” hosted by Sting..
  • ~~~Lister talked about his life growing up in Compton and gave an stirring testimony that was both powerful and emotional..
  • 2006: Tommy “Tiny” Lister appeared in the Rap-Video “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire