• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 16, 2017) – WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost Old School WWF Legend George “The Animal” Steele (Real name: William James Myers) at the age of 79 due to kidney failure.
George Steele wrestled for the World Wide Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Federation during the 60s, 70s and 80s before he semi-retired in 1988 because he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
The Animal did return for a few appearances in 1997, 1998 & 2010, as well as wrestling Jeff Jarrett on WCW Monday Nitro in early 2000.
He became a WWF/E Hall of Famer when he was inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame (now known as “WWE Hall of Fame”) in 1995 by Doink “The Clown”.
† REST IN PEACE GEORGE STEELE
April 16, 1937 – February 16, 2017
• Chris Jericho Reacts To A Fan Saying The Young Bucks Have No In-Ring Psychology
A fan recently tweeted about AEW Executive Vice President Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks having no in-ring psychology and Dave Meltzer comparing him to the legendary Bobby Eaton:
you also say no psychology jackson is an equal to bobby . that offends me sir and it should offend all wrestling fans
— Dave Johnson (@DaveJohnson900) February 15, 2020
This led to current AEW World Champion Chris Jericho replying the following:
“Nick and Matt actually have excellent psychology in my opinion. Albeit it is different to the psychology and styles of the past, but in 2020 I find their matches riveting.”
Nick and Matt actually have excellent psychology in my opinion. Albeit it is different to the psychology and styles of the past, but in 2020 I find their matches riveting. https://t.co/HBadTEPzb2
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) February 16, 2020
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