He just happened to wrestle this weekend over here in Puerto Rico where he comes about once a month, and he can still bleed with the best of them. He has gained about 50 pounds or more and all he does when fighting is punching and geting a plastic fork out of his love handles. Thats about it...hopefully i can find some recent photos of him to put up.
Abdullah is considered a legend in Japan for his work in AJPW in the 70's and 80's.
The Japanese have a weird fixation with old timers/legends and still pay to see Abby. In fact, the Abby just returned form working All Japan's Jan. 2002 tour. I know that AJPW is a hotbed for gaijin wrestlers(Abby, Stan Hansen, the Funks, the Briscos, Vader, the Destroyer, Steve Williams, ect.) but COME ON! You wanna see this guy waddling around the ring for 6 minutes?!
--------- But serves up some mighty good food!
"After years of touring the world as a professional wrestler, Larry Shreeve - known to most by his fear-invoking moniker Abdullah the Butcher - opened this popular eatery in West Atlanta. Nowadays, instead of carving into the heads of his fellow grapplers, Shreeve carves away at mouthwatering ribs at what has become a haven for wrestling fans and hearty eaters alike. If you're not in the mood for barbecue, Abdullah's also offers a wide selection of Chinese food that's just as good. And while you wait for your food, you can look at the many pictures of Shreeve and other famous wrestlers that adorn the walls. If you're lucky, you just may get a glimpse of the man who was once called "The Madman from the Sudan." Don't worry, he won't hurt you. He'll only fill your stomach with good food. -- Tony Jenkins
Restaurant Barbecue, Chinese" ---------
PLUS HE'S CANADIAN!!
"Kent Brockman here once again at The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, where a complete evacuation has taken place. Details are sketchy at best, so we've taken what little information we have, added our own theories, and concluded that whatever the likely disaster, it's most likely the work of our former president Richard M Nixon, even though he is rumored dead." -Kent Brockman
I think it's something that's just always been around. They have grown in quantity and creativity in the last four years or so, though. I remember going to WWF events back in the 80s and there was lots of them.