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    Thread: Wrestling Great & Manager, Lou Albano, Dies

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      Post Wrestling Great & Manager, Lou Albano, Dies

      R.I.P., Captain Lou Albano
      Posted by David Beard, Globe Staff October 14, 2009 04:02 PM

      By Ben Collins, Globe Correspondent

      So Mario died today.

      Captain Lou Albano, who was Mario on Saturday Morning TV (and Cyndi Lauper's Dad in the video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,'' too) finally found the Princess in the Castle of the Sky today at 76.


      He was a wrestler and manager, too. I think that makes him 152 in wrestling years. That's is a pretty stellar run for a guy who was The Rock before The Rock, who broke out of the wrestling scene and onto Hollywood Squares in the '90 without anyone asking why.

      He was so much a part of vernacular back in the late 80s, Globe sportswriting great Leigh Montville referenced him in a story about the Bruins in 1989:

      "The result was surreal, to say the least, a change as crazy as something from the World Wrestling Federation, the lovely Elizabeth now sitting on a new shoulder, bad traded for good as easy as that, Captain Lou Albano, himself, treated at some strange laboratory and now putting money in the poor box. For once, the Bruins were the maligned and gentle sheepherders, just looking for a little grazing land. The Canadiens were the louts, heading toward the penalty box, one after another."

      Of course, I have no idea what this means, and never will. Super Mario Brothers Super Show was so far on the fringe of my consciousness that I thought I dreamt the whole thing. It seems like some hazy, dreamy knockoff of a 90s reality -- two people who look like electricians stood in front of a green screen and took over custody of your kids' attention every Saturday morning.

      But there's something that worked about Captain Lou, somehow, that made him so endearing.
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      Wow!!!!! I used to watch him as a kid. He was a great character.

      God Bless him!

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      Quote Originally Posted by gator_mclusky View Post
      Wow!!!!! I used to watch him as a kid. He was a great character.

      God Bless him!

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      I too wathed him as a Kid.
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      the Captain and the Samoans, later on it was Cindi Lauper Videos on Mtv.

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      WWE showed his last interview and it was so sad. Captain Lou was so small from weight loss, due to his illness, much like Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon. It's sad how alot of the wrestling icons are simply dying off.


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      Quote Originally Posted by TheChosen1 View Post
      WWE showed his last interview and it was so sad. Captain Lou was so small from weight loss, due to his illness, much like Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon. It's sad how alot of the wrestling icons are simply dying off.
      I remember Gorilla Monsoon was on Mid South Wrestling for a while. Junk Yard Dog was the star then,.....heck...he's dead too!!

      Dayum!

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      Quote Originally Posted by gator_mclusky View Post
      I remember Gorilla Monsoon was on Mid South Wrestling for a while. Junk Yard Dog was the star then,.....heck...he's dead too!!

      Dayum!

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      JunkYard Dog was the star?? That says alot..lol
      They are def slowly dying off.....




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      Quote Originally Posted by ARX International View Post
      JunkYard Dog was the star?? That says alot..lol
      They are def slowly dying off.....




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      LOL......yea it was a small dealio but entertaining. Sometimes Dusty Rhodes and other national stars would stop in.

      I remember the seating was less than a High School Gym but it was fun to watch back then.

      I wonder who kicks the bucket next. Hopefully it will be natural causes like this one rather than the usual dope and drankin!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by gator_mclusky View Post
      LOL......yea it was a small dealio but entertaining. Sometimes Dusty Rhodes and other national stars would stop in.

      I remember the seating was less than a High School Gym but it was fun to watch back then.

      I wonder who kicks the bucket next. Hopefully it will be natural causes like this one rather than the usual dope and drankin!!

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      OH GOD!! I grew up watching Mid-South Wrestling and even remember when JYD was a heel.

      As for the next death, sadly, I'm guessing either Bobby "The Brain" Heenan or May Young.


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      My parents hated his character when I was a kid but I loved it. I was bummed to hear he died

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