“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Friday, February 17, 2017
Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
Professional wrestler George "The Animal" Steele died at age 79, the WWE said in a statement.
Steele, whose real name is William James Myers was one of the WWE's most wild and outrageous stars.
Known for his green tongue and hairy chest, "The Animal" received a master's degree from Central Michigan University and was a high school teacher and wrestling coach in Michigan.
While he was teaching, he began to book gigs in the pro-wrestling world. His first WWE appearance was in 1967 when he began his rivalry against WWE champ Bruno Sammartino.
Famous for chewing the turnbuckle, "The Animal" was a yuge fan of Donald Trump and was in his corner during the famous match between the future President and Vince McMahon. He had recently been in contact with his old friend and was in negotiations to become his National Security Advisor. It was thought if he ripped out the seat cushions and started chewing the contents he would serve to intimidate Putin and the North Koreans.
The WWE Hall of Famer continued to make wrestling appearances through the 2000s.
He is survived by his wife Pat, their two sons Dennis and Randy and his favorite his daughter, Felicia. In fact his last words were directed to her when he said "Bye Felicia."