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Wrestling Legend George The Animal Steele Passed Away

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by BlacklabberMike, Feb 17, 2017.

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  1. BlacklabberMike

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    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/02/17/wwe-star-george-animal-steele-dead-at-79.html

    growing up he was one of my all time favorite wrestlers along with Stan Killer Kowalski.

    I saw them wrestle locally at a place called Mountain Park In Holyoke MA

    George had one of the best routines of all times.
    Hairy body, bald head, green tongue ,and liked to eat turnbuckles. :kill:

    but most people didn't know he had a masters degree in education and
    was a high school teacher and wrestling coach before finding fame in the squared circle.
    #CROSSFACECHICKENWING

    RIP
     
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    79 is like 600 in wrestler years!
     
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    Shame can remember him when he had a 'thing' for Miss Elizabeth in the 80s (who died too).

    Good age for a wrestler to be fair :(
     
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    Personally I never liked his character, can even say I hated it - I would cringe and roll my eyes whenever he came out and I'd be rooting for whoever he was fighting. I can remember that my dad liked him though.

    But he was big and popular in the 80s and when you think of how many wrestlers from that era who died in their 30s, 40s or early 50s it's sad to say it, but it is quite a thing that he made it to 79.
     
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    Thing about him is he is from the previous serioid Era as well.

    The roids booze and coke not good for the heart
     
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    RIP
    Great entertainers, unbelievable the amount of punishment they endure...it's amazing how it has sustained & evolved.
    Going to RAW in 2 weeks! Oops, I stand corrected...it's Smackdown
    I'll get it correct in about 20 years
     
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    Macho Man meets him in wrasslin' heaven, hands him a Slim Jim...

    Good memories of watching George perform!

    RICHARD
     
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    don't forget Elizabeth is up there also....i see a match, a wrasslin match,made in heaven.
     
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    I remember when I was about 7, I went to see Pro Wrestling at Jack Witchi's sports arena. This was
    a small venue in North Attleboro MA. If you got there early, you could stand by the door in the back and watch the wrestlers
    enter the arena. I remember talking to Irish Pat Barrett by this door, when George walked in. I was so freaking scared I ran
    and hid behind Barrett.

    3 deaths this week. Chavo Sr, George and Nicole Bass RIP
     
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    Yup !
    Chewing the turnbuckles was FUNNY !
    I haven't thought about THAT in years !
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    Anybody remember a guy named "Crazy Luke" ?
    I still remember some little ol' lady in the stands chanting his name "Craazzay Luke ! Craazay Luke ! "
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    I went to school w/ the son of "Arnold Scholan -- The Golden Boy".
     
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    When we were wee lads resident in Charlotte, we'd plop down in front of the TV on Saturday afternoon and watch 'rasslin'. I remember the likes of Black Jack Mulligan,
    Rick "Nature Boy" Flair, "Chief Wahoo" McDaniel, Mil Mascaras, etc. It'd be good to talk to these guys today (the ones still around) and ask them if they ever thought that wrestling would mushroom into the spectacle that it has become.

    There was always the 'rasslin' aint real - oh yes it is' argument. Dad and I stopped in at some diner and there - having breakfast together - were two wrestlers who just the previous night were sworn enemies in the ring. Remember the Brisco Brothers? Jerry actually wrestled for Oklahoma State before going the pro route, and his wife taught at Sickles High School*. He's still active in WWE, but owns a body shop here in Tampa. He also assisted (I think gratis) with the Sickles HS wrestling team.

    * where the wife teaches
     
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    add another 1, Ivan Koloff just passed
     
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