Brian Lee made his debut in 1988 for Jerry Jarrett's Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis. In 1989, the CWA merged with World Class Championship Wrestling to form United States Wrestling Association. He would remain with the USWA until 1991. He appeared in a dark match at the World Wrestling Federation's 1991 special Tuesday pay-per-view event This Tuesday in Texas.
He made his debut in World Championship Wrestling's Clash of the Champions XIII on November 20, 1990 losing to The Z-Man.
He appeared in Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) from 1992 until 1995 as "Prime Time" Brian Lee. Lee was a two-time SMW Heavyweight Champion and twice won the SMW Tag Team Championship with partner Chris Candido. Lee was the first-ever SMW Heavyweight Champion, and was also the first wrestler to ever be managed by Tammy Sytch.
In 1994, he briefly joined the World Wrestling Federation to perform as an impostor version of The Undertaker. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, who originally introduced The Undertaker into the WWF at Survivor Series 1990, claimed to have found The Undertaker, who disappeared after losing a casket match to Yokozuna at the 1994 Royal Rumble. Shortly after this, Lee began appearing dressed as The Undertaker. DiBiase claimed that he had convinced The Undertaker to come back with his vast amounts of money and made him a member of his Million Dollar Corporation, with his powers now derived from DiBiase's riches instead of the urn that he or his manager, Paul Bearer, toted with him to the ring. For several weeks, Lee wrestled matches as The Undertaker while Bearer "made contact" with the real Undertaker and promised to produce him at SummerSlam in August 1994. At the event, Lee's impostor Undertaker faced off against the actual Undertaker and was defeated. After the match, DiBiase fled from ringside while The Undertaker rolled the impostor into a casket that was taken away. Although the idea was for Lee to continue portraying the impostor Undertaker for some time afterward and to have more matches against the actual Undertaker, the WWF dropped the story after SummerSlam.
After SummerSlam, Lee returned to SMW and also returned to the United States Wrestling Association. It was in the USWA that Lee first teamed with his real life cousins, Ron and Don Harris, then known as the Bruise Brothers.
By early 1996, Lee began competing in Extreme Championship Wrestling. During this period, he went by the nicknames "Prime Time" Brian Lee, "Bulldozer" (or Bulldozer for Hire) and later "Killdozer" and was allied with Raven as a hired bodyguard for his stable.
Lee and Tommy Dreamer then got involved in a very violent and personal feud, which began through Dreamer's feud with Raven. At the ECW event Fight The Power on June 1, during a six-man tag match, Brian Lee chokeslammed Dreamer from the ECW balcony through 3 stacked tables, then pinned Dreamer for the win. The footage was frequently used during ECW's opening video montage.
On June 22, at Hardcore Heaven, after losing a singles match to Dreamer after Dreamer's valet Beulah McGillicutty got involved, Lee again chokeslammed Dreamer off a balcony through three tables. At Heat Wave, during a three on three "Rage in the Cage" tag team cage match, Lee again chokeslammed Dreamer, this time from the top of the cage through three tables set up on the outside by Raven's henchmen. On October 5 at Ultimate Jeopardy during a tag match also involving Sandman and Stevie Richards, Lee once again chokeslammed Dreamer from the ECW balcony, this time through four tables set up below.
At several house shows released on ECW Fan Cam, Lee and Dreamer had Falls Count Anywhere matches which resulted in the two men brawling in moving traffic outside the building. The feud culminated at ECW's High Incident event, in the match Lee is most remembered for from his ECW tenure. During his Scaffold Match with Dreamer, Lee took a major bump from the scaffolding high above the ring through a series of tables stacked up inside the ring.
At November to Remember, the main event was a tag match pitting Dreamer with Terry Funk against Shane Douglas and Lee. From here, Lee began a feud with Funk, which lasted until 1997. Lee also became a part of the revived Triple Threat stable with Douglas and Chris Candido, while a masked man who was hinted at to be Rick Rude began stalking Douglas. At ECW's ECW Barely Legal, it was revealed that the masked man was Lee himself. He was promptly attacked and kicked out of the group and his spot was subsequently taken by Bam Bam Bigelow. Lee left ECW soon after.
In 1997, Lee returned to the WWF as "Chainz", a member of the biker faction Disciples of Apocalypse (or DOA) along with leader Crush and his cousins, the Harris Brothers, who were renamed Skull and 8-Ball. The foursome feuded with Los Boricuas, the Nation of Domination, and the Truth Commission during the WWF's "Gang Warz" storyline. Lee remained in the WWF until the summer of 1998 when he was released once again.
After several years out of the spotlight, Lee debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2002, teaming with Slash as the Disciples of The New Church under the leadership of manager Father James Mitchell. On November 13, Lee and Slash won the NWA World Tag Team Championship when they defeated America's Most Wanted ("Cowboy" James Storm and "Wildcat" Chris Harris), thereby ending their undefeated streak. They later lost the titles back to AMW on January 8, 2003.
Lee left the company soon after the title loss and only appeared from time to time on smaller independent events. He is currently a regular for NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling.Finishing movesCancellation (Canadian backbreaker rack drop)Primetime Slam (Chokeslam)Tombstone Piledriver (Kneeling reverse piledriver) – used as The UndertakerSignature movesDeath Valley driverDiving knee dropDrop toe-holdImplant DDTNeckbreakerLeaping lariatSeated senton to an opponent's leg draped over the first ropeSpinebusterStanding camel clutchManagersTed DiBiaseDowntown BrunoRon FullerJames MitchellTammy Lynn SytchNicknames"The Bulldozer""The Bulldozer for Hire""The Killdozer""Prime Time""Underfaker" (As called by Paul Bearer and fans)Entrance music"Everybody Wants You" by Billy Squier (SMW, 1991–1993, 1994)"Back in the Saddle" by Aerosmith (SMW, 1993–1994)"Get The Funk Out" by Extreme (SMW, 1994, 1995)"Funeral March" by Jim Johnston (as The Undertaker) (1994)"Train, Train" by Blackfoot (ECW, 1996–1997)"Take You Under" by Dale Oliver (TNA, 2002-2003)American Independent Wrestling FederationAIWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)CWA Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Robert Fuller (1) and The Grappler (1)Pro Wrestling IllustratedPWI ranked him # 476 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003Smoky Mountain WrestlingSMW Beat the Champ Television Championship (2 times)SMW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)SMW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Chris CandidoKing of Kentucky (1993)Southeastern Championship WrestlingNWA Southeast Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jimmy GoldenTotal Nonstop Action WrestlingNWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with SlashUnited States Wrestling AssociationUSWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times)USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)USWA World Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Robert Fuller (3) and Don Harris (1)World Class Wrestling AssociationWCWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Robert FullerWrestling Observer Newsletter awardsWorst Feud of the Year (1997) vs. Los Boricuas
Lee appeared in the Bollywood film Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi under "The Undertaker" name in 1996.