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“I love being a writer. It has been a dream since I was a child. That being said, I wish I didn’t have to write this column. How do you say good-bye to someone you idolized?”–Jay Shannon Read more.
Jim Ross is among the many people in the wrestling business paying tribute to the late Skandor Akbar this weekend. In an update on his website, Ross remembers his longtime friend and mentor with a touching blog that talks about his early days in the business traveling with Akbar and Danny Hodge.
Ross tells a story about Akbar wrestling a tryout match against The Great Bolo that was refereed by Bill Watts. During the match Akbar was caught with a sucker punch that broke his nose. Rather than retaliate, Akbar finished the match and in the process proved his… Read more.
The news last night that Skandor Akbar had passed away brought back a flood of memories for me. I particularly remember the events that led to him becoming one of the hottest heels the business has ever seen.
In the old Leroy McGuirk territory, Danny Hodge was the most beloved babyface in the area. Akbar was positioned as Hodge’s protege until Akbar betrayed him and turned on him in a tag match. That act of betrayal caused the fans in the area to instantly move him to the top of their hated list. The feud with Hodge set the… Read more.
Sadly, General Skandor Akbar’s death is confirmed … Read more.