On Monday night, April 8th, 2013, during the final hour of RAW, during a special event titled WrassleCast-a-Mania, the WrassleCast All-Stars inducted our Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Not limited by the politics and strained relationships of other wrestling halls of fame, this hall of fame class boasts several greats for our second class. Check out the discussion of our Hall of Fame inductees as we reveal the WCHoF Class of 2013!
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Intelligent, well-spoken James Myers worked as a physical education teacher at a high school in Madison Heights, Michigan. During the summers, however, he worked another job to supplement his income: He would travel to New York and wrestle as George “The Animal” Steele.
Where “intelligent” and “well-spoken” take a back seat to “the body hair of a caterpillar.”
“The Animal,” as his name suggests, was a crazy, unpredictable wild man who would tear apart turnbuckles with his teeth and grunt monosyllabically. He went on to have a very successful career in the WWF and even earned himself a role alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood.
Presumably because Helena Bonham Carter was not quite hairy enough.
And as far as anyone else was concerned, James Myers and George “The Animal” Steele were two completely separate individuals. That’s right — for 20 years, Myers never once acknowledged that he was “The Animal,” and nobody around him knew he was a famous wrestler in his off hours.
“We always assumed he spent his summers temping as a boulder.”
This wouldn’t be possible today, obviously — the Internet would track him down within 30 seconds. However, back in the 1970s, the Internet didn’t exist, and the wrestling business was divided into separate territories. Detroit had its own territory, and so did New York, which is where Myers would make all his appearances as “The Animal.” The only way anyone in his home state could ever see him as George “The Animal” Steele would be in a wrestling magazine. Or, you know, if they drove to New York.
Occasionally, one of his students would mention the suspicious resemblance between “The Animal” and their PE teacher. To shut them up, Myers would retort, “Do you really think I’m that ugly?”
4th & Pain podcast kicks off the regular season with a huge lineup: Goldberg and Santana Moss!
For Adam Carriker, having Goldberg on the show was a bucket list moment. For Chuck Carroll, it was just plain awesome!
The former WCW and WWE Champion interestingly revealed how he would have ended his streak! If he was going to lose to Kevin Nash, he wanted to do so in ‘shocking’ fashion with a real Taser!
As it turns out, Goldberg was coached by Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett in the World Football League. He shared his reflections on that time of his life and his affinity for the wild mentality of defensive lineman.
We live-Skype during the 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw.
On hand are your WrassleCast All-Stars for a 3-hour + journey into Raw1000, as well as a plethora of NITRO1000 and ECW1000 jokes thrown in for good measure!
Enjoy the show!
It’s Prime Time for the WrassleCast, as we return with our very own prime time players, also known as the WrassleCast all-stars. Batting lead-off are hosts Classick (@classickmateria) and Brent from Georgia (@BL_d2nd), later joined by the WrassleCast diva herself Just Bre (@ShesSoOffBeat) and the WrassleCast Money In The Bank briefcase holder Brandon Murphy (@BrandonMMurphy). Together, these all-stars cover WWF’s Monday Night Raw show from July 16th as well as recap Money In The Bank, TNA Impact and whatever else wrestling-related. Hope you enjoy the show!
It’s another all-new all-star WrassleCast. Hosts Brent and Classick kick off a live Monday Night Raw show talking about what’s been going on with WWE & TNA Impact. They’re later joined by fellow all-stars Brandon Murphy and Keith Holt, Jr. to continue the discussion.
Backstage news and speculation continue, along with a few highlights from Keith’s site, Ring Time Pro Wrestling. Updates on Ring of Honor are also brought up, along with our latest installment of “how to improve Impact Wrestling”, which seems to be a common thread in our WrassleCast shows.
Hope you enjoy, and tell a friend!