In more sad wrestling news, one of WWF’s famous “cartoon character” wrestlers of the Rock N Wrestling Era has passed away. Today, George “the Animal” Steele died at the age of 79.
Although Steele had a long career beginning in the late 60s, he didn’t reach the height of his popularity until Vince JR took over and turned him into a literal animal…a cartoon animal.
Steele’s most famous elements were his green tongue, his ME doll and his biting of turnbuckles. None of these said anything about his wrestling ability.
I did a full breakdown of George Steele two years ago, which you can see here. Although it was a fairly blah review of a fairly strange and blah character, I will leave us today with a few of George Steele’s memorable moments. RIP Animal.