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#1 Just Jack

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:20 PM

http://www.wwe.com/a...ele-passes-away

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:46 PM

RIP



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:11 PM

Wasnt his gimmick a green tongue and eating the turnbuckles?

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:16 PM

pretty cool story, albeit from a horrible source  :devil: , about the guy behind the wrestler

 

 

http://www.huffingto..._b_5334476.html



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

He was the best. RIP, George.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:10 PM

Wasnt his gimmick a green tongue and eating the turnbuckles?


Yep...



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:17 PM

Yep...


"The most unpredictable athlete in the history of the World Wrestling Federation. Hulk Hogan must fear for his very physique"

That was awesome! Great find, made me feel like a 9 year old kid again!

RIP Animal, you were a great character.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:26 PM

One hairy dude. Hogan was a terrible wrestler no moves at all

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:36 PM

One hairy dude. Hogan was a terrible wrestler no moves at all


Hogans one great move was his ability to channel all his mystical inner strength, to become momentarily impervious to all other attacks. That and the leg sweep, i believe.

But this thread isnt about Hogan, its about the Animal, who i believe was an old, old time wrestler, he wrestled back when my Dad was a kid even. He came up through the ranks of the American Wrestling Association, with the likes of Rick Flair and Dusty Rhodes.

That was the 70's when the wrestlers used to keep razor blades in their trunks, and literally cut themselves during the matches, for effect. There used to be quite a bit of bloodshed in the matches in those days. Was a pretty theatrical display. Those dudes were hardcore, was a very "carney" lifestyle for those guys, back in the old times.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:57 PM

I can't believe he lived to be 79!

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:43 AM

RIP George!



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:31 AM

One of the best to ever do it... Rest in peace.



#13 Just Jack

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:28 PM

Got an hour?



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 11:35 PM

Got an hour?

 

I had stopped watching wrestling about 15 years before his time in the spotlight, and had never heard of him until today. I watched that entire video, and was both impressed and rather moved. Thank you for sharing that. May he rest peacefully.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

RIP to one of the best, WWE did a nice tribute to him.  Are there any Wrestling threads around here ? WrestleMania is right around the corner and was curious if there was any discussion on it (I didn't see one at first glance)



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:27 PM

feel free to start one, i am a wrestling fan and watch it almost every week.  got my middle son the wwe network subscription last year for christmas.  it's a fun channel with a lot of good content

 

 

RIP to one of the best, WWE did a nice tribute to him.  Are there any Wrestling threads around here ? WrestleMania is right around the corner and was curious if there was any discussion on it (I didn't see one at first glance)



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

RIP to one of the best, WWE did a nice tribute to him.  Are there any Wrestling threads around here ? WrestleMania is right around the corner and was curious if there was any discussion on it (I didn't see one at first glance)


Go for it! Be careful, we are a tough, bruuutal crowd... ;-) ;-)

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