Art Barr, full name Arthur Leon Barr (October 8, 1966 – November 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.
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.
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.
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.
Extreme Championship Wrestling was very interested in Barr and 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 and Barr.
According to Eddie Guerrero, when they began tagging he first used the Frog Splash as the "Jackknife Splash". Barr took a liking to the move, began using it regularly and adopted it as his finisher. 2 Cold Scorpio commented to Barr that he "Looked like a Frog", thus leading Barr to name his move the Frog Splash. 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 wrestlers in Mexico and the United States. Chris Jericho, who was also close to Barr at the time of his death, would, when performing in WCW in the late nineties, occasionally accuse performer Lenny Lane of stealing Jericho's Loverboy tapes in reference to a personal joke between himself and Barr.