Skip to comments.Jackie Fargo struts into the afterlife (professional wrestler)
Posted on 06/24/2013 11:36:49 AM PDT by EveningStar
There would come a time in the match where Jackie Fargo would make his comeback, but before going into it fully, would look out into the audience with a knowing grin, and then begin to strut. And not just any strut, but the Fargo strut, shaking his hips, bent over forward, hands extended, all done slowly, suggestively -- and driving the crowd bananas.
With Fargo's death today at the age of 82 -- he would have been 83 on June 26 -- there will be no more Fargo struts.
And don't go saying that he stole the strut from "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers.
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(Wikipedia shows a different birth date and age than the one given in the article)
I actually saw Jackie in person in my home town shortly before he was defeated and had his head shaved by the ee-vil Al Greene in Memphis.
Of course, my favorite Fargo was his brother Roughhouse, who allegedly spent his time in a loony bin until Jackie got him out when a feud got really hot, and Roughhouse passed away five years ago this August.
He was a fixture here in Memphis. Saturday morning watching Lance and Dave call the rassling with my Grandpa are some favorie memories. He of course gave us the Fabulous Ones.
I would have guessed that he died years ago.
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