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WWE Hall of Famer George 'the Animal' Steele dies at 79

WWE Hall of Famer George 'the Animal' Steele dies at 79

WWE Hall of Famer George “the Animal” Steele died Thursday night after a lengthy illness. He was 79.

Steele, whose real name was Jim Myers, wrestled for many promotions but is best remembered for his time in WWE (then called WWF). With his stooped posture, bald head, green tongue (which he got from chewing green breath mints before his matches) and mat of hair on his back, Steele would act like a wildman in the ring. He would bite off one of the corner turnbuckle pads during a match and throw the stuffing at his opponents.

His vocabulary was usually limited to one word, “Mine,” which became so popular that fans in the arenas would say it with him. WWE eventually created a...

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