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  • ftlaudcop
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    george " the animal" steele, lives in cocoa beach now and is some what involved in community affairs, he also has his own web site.

    the sheep hearders were always fun , the would get heavily involved
    in bashing their opponents with chairs in ft lauderdale.

    " the warlord " has been run thru my county jail a few times
    along with numerous film, sports, music celebrities.

    one of my personal friends, was the younger brother of the
    " ultimate warrior ", kinda lost track of him. ( before he was the champ)

    me and my road dawg partner, used to go to all the local match's
    when " demolition" hit the wwf.

    also one of my deputy pal's caught vince and his wife at a movie theatre
    in boca, a few days after he had his nose broke for a pay per view.

    check out: www.schackdaddy.com

    me and the rock and roll express

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  • Stan Switek
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    Anyone notice how you only saw George "The Animal" Steele during school vacations & the summer? He was a full-time high school English teacher.

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  • Delta784
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    Originally posted by squad51
    Baron Von Roshky (sp?) the Claw was a substitue teacher at my middle school...NO ONE EVER screwed around in his class...really decent guy went to our chruch always quick with a autograph between classes for the students...
    Baron Von Raschke.

    http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com...raschke/04.jpg

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  • Groundhog
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    In the late 80's-early 90's, I filled in from time to time on an extra-job for the tapings of "WCW Saturday Night" (their big weekly show before Nitro). The shows were taped on Wednesday nights at the old Center Stage Theater in Atlanta. Admission was free, and you can imagine what the crowd was like. It was alot of fun. Backstage, some of those guys were exactly like their stage personality and some were complete opposites. I used laugh watching these guys that supposedly hated each other climb in a limo together around midnight and head off to the strip clubs.

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  • Stan Switek
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    I grew up watching the NWA from the Olympic in LA. Freddie Blassie, Bobo Brasil, John Tolis-The Golden Greek, Haystack Calhhon, Gorilla Monsoon, Bronko Nagurski, Dick The Bruiser, Dory Funk Sr. Terry Funk, Verne Gagne. It's been so long I forget all the names.

    I remember "Whoa Nelly" Dick Lane announcing & doing locker room interviews. You knew by the end they would all be creaming each other with chairs. Ref Johnny Red Shoes Dugan & at ringside Dr Bernhard Schwartz.

    The greatest ring announcer ever, Jimmy Lennon Sr. "Good evening wrestling fans,,, here is our next match, 3 rounds Australian style, no holds barred, no time limit, loser leave town!" Jimmy Lennon was the best ever.

    In the 80's I attended my first WWF match. It was at the LA Sports Arena. About 20 guys I worked with went together. We borrowed his dad

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  • squad51
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    Baron Von Roshky (sp?) the Claw was a substitue teacher at my middle school...NO ONE EVER screwed around in his class...really decent guy went to our chruch always quick with a autograph between classes for the students...

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  • Delta784
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    I grew up idolizing Bruno Sammartino and Pedro Morales, they were uncomplicated people that I could relate to. When wrestling stars became cartoon characters, I tuned them out, and haven't watched since.

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  • Welpe
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    I was a die hard WWF fan when I was little. I really got into it after seeing Wrestlemania X. I used to watch WCW Monday Nitro on TNT and then switched to RAW every Monday. I also subscribed to WWF magazine. My favorites at the time were Lex Luger, Razor Ramon, Diesel, Brett Hart, just to name a few. I used to rent the old Pay-Per-Views on tape like Summerslam, Survivor Series, the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. I was so diehard, I even listened to the scrambled pay-per-view shows on cable. Not to mention the wrestling video games.

    I started losing interest maybe a couple of years after Stone Cold Steve Austin became big, I guess I just grew out of it. I watch an episode every now and then but the WWE is pretty trashy. It's borderline softcore porn now, and I really don't care for it.

    Edit: One more thing, when I was really into wrestling, I wanted to be a pro wrestler when I grew up. My dad just laughed at me. Funny thing is, I had a friend in high school that was still wanting to pursue that the day we graduated.

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  • Badgerland
    started a topic The pro wrestling thread...

    The pro wrestling thread...

    It's obvious that there are some pro wrestling fans here on the forum. (Check on Stan's Ivan Koloff pic.) Anyone else care to discuss some of their memories of pro 'rasslin.

    Growing up in southern Wisconsin in the early 80's, you had to be an AWA fan. I remember when they had all the big names like Hogan, Andre, Jesse Ventura, Bockwinkle, Heenan, Blackjack Mulligan, etc. My favorites were "The High Flyers" Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell, although they don't even come close to the high flyers of today.

    Late 80's I followed the WWF more than the NWA. Ricky Steamboat, Curt Hennig, and Tito Santana were my favorites in those days. It wasn't until NWA changed to WCW that I really started following them closely. When WCW had all the cruiserweights like Malenko, Guerrero, Jerry Lynn, Rey, Psicosis, Juvi, I always watched WCW over the WWF. The worst thing that happened to wrestling was WCW going under.

    Nowadays I still watch WWE on occasion. The only show I catch on a regular basis is Velocity because they feature their cruiserweights like Paul London. It bothers me that it is less about wrestling and more about "entertainment." Do we really need another Diva search? I think Cena is awful. I am enjoying the Malenko/Misterio feud. I watched NWA TNA weekly until their Fox Sports Net deal ran up. They will be on Spike TV come October. Their X division is top notch. AJ Styles is probably the best pure wrestler today, next to Benoit.

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