In my younger years I used to love professional wrestling. Haven't watched it in years. There were plenty of genuine characters to keep it entertaining. Not much money in the early years - they did it as much for the fun of it as anything else. Anyhow, when I hear about one of these older entertainers dying it gets my attention.
The Animal wasn't much to look at; he was hairy all over, had a green tongue, and chewed his way through many a turnbuckle. He came across as a savage dolt. In reality he had a masters degree and taught high school at one time. He just passed away at age 79.