Notorious for his dreaded "Heart Punch," Baker stood 6 foot, 5 inches and weighed 342 pounds. During his storied career, Baker captured numerous titles and was involved in notable feuds with the likes of Harley Race, Bruiser Brody and Big John Studd. Terry Funk once called Baker "the toughest man I ever shared a four corner ring with." Outside the pro wrestling world, Baker is perhaps best known for his performance as "Slag" in John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981). Baker is now living in New England and has published a children's coloring book and a cookbook, according to his official website.