All the Turnbuckles He Can Eat, in Heaven/ RIP George The Animal Steele



All the Turnbuckles He Can Eat, in Heaven/ RIP George The Animal Steele

If you are an American man of my age there is a decent chance the above image evokes a batch of memories for you.

This guy was a talented performer, who made a small child believe a slightly portly baldie was a demented strongman better suited for a mental hospital than an athletic contest.

He ate turnbuckles, as he'd become distracted during his WWWF matches, sort of like how Trump gets distracted.

He also cheated, quite craftily being that it was implied his IQ was sub moron level. He'd hide a “foreign object,” it usually looked like a wooden spoon from a Hoodsy Cup, in his trunks, pull it out and jab it into foes' wind pipe.

Masterful entertainer was George “The Animal” Steele.

I appreciate his talent and thank him for the fond memories. My hairy back is today an homage to the man.

RIP, Animal…

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.