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"The Animal" Throws Out/Eats First Pitch (Wrestler George "The Animal" Steele
The Hall of Very Good ^ | 4 June 2012 | Anonymous

Posted on 06/05/2012 10:38:45 AM PDT by commish

As a wrestling fan, I'm pretty sure I prayed for this to happen a couple dozen years ago and now that it's happened...I couldn't be more excited.

And thank God America's White Boy discovered this amazing video so I can cross another item off my bucket list.

Apparently, over the weekend, wrestling legend George "The Animal" Steele threw out the first pitch at a Rochester Red Wings game. No big deal, right?

Well, fans of the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins got exactly what I would've hoped for from the 75-year-old WWE Hall of Famer.

(Excerpt) Read more at hallofverygood.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: theanimal; wrestling; yummy
For all the 'older' wrestling fans like me.

The Animal throwing out a first pitch the way only he can.

75 years old and still going strong. :-)

1 posted on 06/05/2012 10:38:56 AM PDT by commish
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To: commish
Here is a link to the VIDEO of The Animal doing his thing.
2 posted on 06/05/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

Did he ever go up against Rickydozan ?


3 posted on 06/05/2012 10:45:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: commish

bmfl


4 posted on 06/05/2012 10:45:53 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: commish

Was his tongue still green?


5 posted on 06/05/2012 10:46:09 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: commish
Also an actor (he played wrestler Tor Johnson in Ed Wood)
6 posted on 06/05/2012 10:48:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: commish

Wish he could have pitched for the Rangers last night.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 10:49:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: commish

Awesome video. Too bad only the other older-40’s (at least) out there would appreciate it, though.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 10:49:54 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: commish

Thanks for the video link!

The Animal was always one of my favorites, especially when he would eat the padding in the ring posts.

I hold him right up there with “Maddog” Vachon, Chief Wahoo McDaniel and Abdullah The Butcher.

Now them there was ~real~ wrasslers!


9 posted on 06/05/2012 10:51:57 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: commish
In case you didn't know, he was in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood"


10 posted on 06/05/2012 10:53:38 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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The Animal vs Bruno Sammartino

Studio Wrestling w/ Bill Cardille! (PGH)

11 posted on 06/05/2012 10:59:14 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: commish

Awesome video. Too bad only the other older-40’s (at least) out there would appreciate it, though.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 11:01:37 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: shibumi

May all-time-fav: Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka


13 posted on 06/05/2012 11:01:55 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: evets

HE’S GOT A “FOREIGN OBJECT!” Wasn’t he a Math Professor at an Ivy League school?


14 posted on 06/05/2012 11:02:12 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

The 15 foot “Superfly Splash” was indeed a classic.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: freedomlover

I don’t think he was in Ed Wood. Wasn’t it Wood’s Plan 9 that he was in?


16 posted on 06/05/2012 11:13:41 AM PDT by Hiro Protaginast
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To: commish

Loved Mean Gene’s commentary when Animal would eat ring post
padding.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 11:14:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: massgopguy
From Wiki -

"After gaining a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree from Central Michigan University,[6] Myers became a teacher, amateur wrestling coach, and football coach at Madison High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. There he would eventually become a member of the Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame.[1][7]"
18 posted on 06/05/2012 11:15:46 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Hiro Protaginast
I don’t think he was in Ed Wood. Wasn’t it Wood’s Plan 9 that he was in?

Tor Johnson was in Plan 9 From Outer Space. George Steele played Tor Johnson in 'Ed Wood'

19 posted on 06/05/2012 11:18:47 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Hiro Protaginast

I think he was in the movie “Ed Wood”, a Tim Burton film which was about the life of Ed Wood. The film “Ed Wood” had as a primary story line the making of Plan 9 From Outer Space. Steele played Tor Johnson, who was the actor that played in Plan 9.

Critics now agree that Steele was robbed of the “Best Supporting Wrestler Character” Oscar that year.

See http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824552/


20 posted on 06/05/2012 11:26:16 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: commish
I remember watching all his matches on Saturday mornings. That Flying Hammerlock move of his was a killer!

He is actually a very intelligent man and I believe he possesses a number of degrees.

21 posted on 06/05/2012 11:38:19 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: commish

It was a perfect hairy knuckle ball!

Freegards


22 posted on 06/05/2012 11:46:36 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: evets
The Animal vs Bruno Sammartino

Bruno is still hanging around Pittsburgh. He can often be seen in the city's better Italian eateries.

23 posted on 06/05/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I wonder if he ever went against Torrie Wilson !!!!!

Let your imagination run wild.

Just a thought !!??


24 posted on 06/05/2012 11:59:15 AM PDT by RightWingNut
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To: commish
for all you pencil neck geeks out there...


25 posted on 06/05/2012 12:04:18 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Hiro Protaginast

To be accurate, former wrestler George “The Animal” Steele was in the movie “Ed Wood” playing former wrestler Tor “The Super Swedish Angel” Johnson in the movie “Plan 9 from Outer Space”.

One of Johnny Depp’s (and Tim Burton’s) better films, IMHO.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
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To: commish

Ric Flair threw out the first pitch at Busch Stadium once, and he was almost as wimpy as Obama. I was shocked!


27 posted on 06/05/2012 12:31:55 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

Hey, I am under 40 and I appreciate it!


28 posted on 06/05/2012 1:27:03 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: RightWingNut

Remember the ‘Love Triangle’ gag, (From Saturday Night’s Main Event about 1986 or so), between The Animal, Miss Elizabeth and The Macho Man? Now that was some funny stuff!


29 posted on 06/05/2012 1:30:15 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: evets

Wow....every saturday nite around 7pm....Studio wrestling. Sure it was fake but it was a hoot. And whenever the Animal would rip open a turnbuckle and rub the sawdust into the eyes of his foe it would bring boos in the house.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 2:40:15 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Also an actor (he played wrestler Tor Johnson in Ed Wood)

What do you mean "also an actor"? Professional wrestling is acting.

31 posted on 06/05/2012 4:11:54 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Yorlik803

George was always my favorite. I loved it when he chewed up the turnbuckles!!


32 posted on 06/07/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Yorlik803

George was always my favorite. I loved it when he chewed up the turnbuckles!!


33 posted on 06/07/2012 2:20:51 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: JohnLongIsland

Real Classy John/ :)


34 posted on 06/12/2012 12:14:05 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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