Per Hulk Hogan's twitter feed. He was 79. True legend.
and always trying to kidnap Miss Elizabeth.
Ironically, he was a very smart and well spoken guy. A college professor, I believe.
one of the most beloved matches of all time...the Ricky Steamboat vs. Macho Man match for the IC title at WM 3. And of course him eating the turnbuckle was always hysterical.
Loved this guy. Had a great act.May he rest in peace.
Great memories of him wrestling. Lovd the wild look in his eyes as he looked around the arena after chewing the turnbuckle. Him and Ivan Putski were my favorites.
Used to love watching him and Sgt Slaughter
growing up for sure. I always liked the unusual wrestlers/gimmick like George, Kamala, the Missing Link, the Great Kabuki...
He actually had a master's degree in education before he became The Animal.
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| growing up for sure. I always liked the unusual wrestlers/gimmick like George, Kamala, the Missing Link, the Great Kabuki...
wrestling back then always did a good job with the little details. Like saying a guy was from "parks unknown". That always killed me.
his green toungue oh and that bald head of his..
he was my guy in 1982 or 83 right before the WWF blew up .One of the only legends I did not have a chance to meet that was still alive .Had a chance in 2013 or 2014 at one of the legends of the ring conventions but he cancelled his appearance due to travel issues
He was great to watch,
He was HS teacher and football coach for a large chunk of his wresting career. A true wrestling icon.
So he was already pretty old (well, for a wrestler) when I watched him! RIP
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weeg in the bronx said:
| He was HS teacher and football coach for a large chunk of his wresting career. A true wrestling icon.
Math teacher by day, legendary turnbuckle eater by night! RIP
He made wrestling fun!! RIP George!
I'd heard the story of him being a teacher when not in "character", but didn't realize till I just looked him up that he went to Michigan State to play football. Apparently football career ended due to knee injury
when our WWF heroes are dying. Loved George. He was awesome. It's just like yesterday.
USA Network, Sunday at noon, spaghettios on my tv tray, Dad chilling on the couch watching with me. Some of the greatest moments and memories of my life.
Man it goes by fast.
I'm older, and remember watching wrestling when it was only on TV at midnight on Saturday on WOR-TV in the New York area!
And, nobody is a close 2nd (for me) ... loved that look of astonished bewilderment on his face when he was in the ring ... only to have it change to extreme rage when he would attack his opponent.
I wonder why the refs could never find his "candy cane" ...
was listed as excessive turnbuckle foam consumption...
Koloff died today, he was 74
with a little Ricky the Dragon Steamboat interference George the Animal Steele vs. Macho Man
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