Last year I blogged on Super Bowl Sunday about the NFL's relationship with the world of professional wrestling. I cited a few examples, William Perry at Wrestlemania 2, Lawrence Taylor at Wrestlemania 11, and Mongo McMichaels time in the squared circle with WCW. You can read the first part by clicking here. I've decided there's been enough football/wrestling related stuff to make this an annual tradition.
|Payton prevents HBK from interfering|
|Mongo vs. White|
|Chief Wahoo McDaniel|
Of course that's just the Cliff's Note version of Wahoo's career. On more than one occasion I thought he'd beat Ric Flair for the NWA world heavyweight title. I remember watching him wrestle in person once in St. Louis. Dick the Bruiser and Wahoo engaged in an all out fight in the ring that night. I think Wahoo had briefly turned heel at the time of this slugfest.
Sadly, all three of these football players are no longer with us. But their contributions to the world of both wrestling and the NFL will not be forgotten. May they all rest in peace.