The OSG satellite office came across a really interesting story this morning while perusing the online version of the New York Times.
There, smack dab, front and center on the Sports homepage was a story about a wrestling legend, someone from way back when...none other than Abdullah the Butcher.
Check out the story from the Times and Mike Tierney RIGHT HERE
We never got the chance to cross paths with Mr. Abdullah during our time in Atlanta, unfortunately. Like most our age, we were all big wrestling fans growing up in the late 70's and early 80's and he was one of the most well known of all. Not the champ mind you. No, he wasn't Ric Flair or Dusty Rhodes or Hulk Hogan or any of those guys from the 80's, no...he was the heel (bad guy), who scared the crap out of them.
((Abdullah in his prime//Courtesy: topwrestlers.blogspot.com))
He never wrestled for the titles, he always seemed to just like the violence, drawing blood from just about everyone, back when it was part of the show. As Tierney talks about in the story he was big...let's face it...he was fat. He didn't move very fast or well, he just hurt people.
It's great to see he's still at it, even if it's just the indy circuit and Japan. His restaurant in Atlanta is still there too. It was pretty popular at one point, that has diminished a bit.
Anyway, we just felt like sharing because we can. Enjoy him vs. the American Dream...circa 1983...and dig the Japanese Commentary