A guy who come down wearing armour. When the mask came off he had another mask on underneath. He looked like Sadako of ‘The ring’ hunched over with long hair covering his face. He didn’t wrestle just used nerve holds and spat a mist.
As a kid growing up going to Memphis house shows I had never really seen much WWF, until they started running shows in Nashville.
I was like 15 the first time my dad took me to a WWF show.
Andre vs Studd was the main event, which in typical WWF house show style took place mid way on the card.
The last match was Superfly Snuka vs George "The Animal" Steele.
I was one of the kids who ran to the entrance ways to see the wrestlers come out. When Steele came out he charged at the kids lined up to see him. Myself and all the kids watching fled as this wild beast of a man came charging towards us.
Those of you who only know him from his babyface sympathetic run will not understand the horror he put into every kid standing there that night, as we all ran for our lives.
He was truly scary. Little did I know he was just a math teacher wrestling in the summers for the WWF. I thought he was a maniac.
A couple of years later he would become a lovable face biting turnbuckles and carrying a stuffed animal to the ring.