Discussion in 'Jack's Place' started by PunkKitty, Feb 17, 2017.
WWE Hall Of Famer George ‘The Animal’ Steele Has Passed Away At Age 79
What? Wasn't he about 79 back when he was eating turnbuckles in the 80's?
I honestly thought he was already dead.
This. I'm impressed the dude made it that long.
Bummer. He was one of my favorites.
He was great in "Ed Wood". I also recall seeing him during the mid-70s, when on Saturday mornings we used to watch wrestling in the lounge of my dorm floor in Sellery Hall at UW, and then a few years later watching with my young son.
I didn't realize he was that old
I saw George wrestle a lot. Always one of my favorites.
RIP to the guy with the hairiest back in wrestling.
He loved Miss Elizabeth.
Back in the 80s a friend's parents won a dinner in AC w/ him through a radio promo or something. They said he was super nice and actually a pretty smart fellow & had some great conversation over dinner.
Who didn't? She was a complete fox.
Wasn't he a school teacher?
He was once a high school teacher and had a Masters from Central Michigan.
Seems to have been a pretty impressive man behind the character.
Reaper 2017 needs to take a hiatus.
My Feb. Songwriting entry was planned to be a song I wrote in tribute to him for my band's upcoming Michigan-themed album (he lived and taught here). I'll try to get it up this weekend. He's always resonated with me as a fellow educator with a "secret life" in entertainment, though he clearly took it a lot farther than I have.
Our cat when I was growing up was named after George TAS
I assumed he had been eaten by his own back hair sometime in the 90s.
I worked with a who used to wrestle. He said George was a great guy. Said the same about the Iron Sheik.