George Steele, Ivan Koloff: Big Buckets of Win

As many of you know, WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele and former world champion Ivan Koloff passed away last weekend. Both wrestlers were icons in their own right and had good runs in the 80s as well as prior to that.

Among their many accolades, I’ll always remember Steele for his program with Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Miss Elizabeth while Koloff was instrumental in helping Nikita Koloff attain success.

Interestingly enough, both men played wrestlers who were far from their true selves. While Steele ate turnbuckles and spoke in one syllable words, he had a master’s degree and was a teacher. Koloff, who portrayed a Russian nationalist was actually from Canada.

Big bucket of win for both men.


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