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The W - Pro Wrestling - RIP: Wahoo McDaniel
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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18

According to Meltzer's web page, Wahoo McDaniel passed away.

There was a guy who chops where in the Flair/Steamboat level of quality.

While never one of my personal favorites, I respected his work ethic greatly.





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Motion seconded. I've only seen a fraction of his work, but he was one of the best from that time period. And a business like wrestling needs legends as a foundation. Godspeed, Wahoo.



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As someone that grew up on NWA he was an icon. I raise my beer in his honor.



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Since: 4.1.02
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#4 Posted on
Another childhood favorite passes away. I heard he was having health troubles, so I hope it was relatively painless. Me and my friends will be having a beer in honor of the Chief. Rest easy, Sir.



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It's truly sad hearing about the passing of Wahoo McDaniel. He was one of those guys I knew of as a child because of the pictures I would see in magazines. I really wish I was able to appreciate his work more. Rest well, Wahoo...



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Since: 9.1.02
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I saw Wahoo wrestle quite a bit when I was a kid. Back from about 1981-84 for Mid-Atlantic Wrestling.

He wasn't what you'd call a technician, but he could work a solid match and chop as well as anyone. When he won the U.S. Title from Roddy Piper in 1981, it was magic. That was probably the start of his last great run... beginning with Piper, through feuds with Flair, Slaughter and later, Magnum TA.

A good wrestler and all-around performer. Gone too soon.

Take care, Wahoo.



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Farewell, Chief. I never saw his greatest matches either, but did see a great video the AWA did to promote a match he was doing for them. He had some brutal feuds with Abdullah, and I remember reading about the "bounty" Ric Flair put on his head around the same time.

Man, it's starting to seem like I attended a cursed wrestling card in 1985--four of the guys on that card are no longer with us--Eddie Gilbert, Dick Murdoch, Ray "Kareem Muhammad" Candy, and now Wahoo...



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#8 Posted on
As a NY Jet fan and a wrestling fan I tip my hat to him.
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Since: 9.1.02
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#9 Posted on
    Man, it's starting to seem like I attended a cursed wrestling card in 1985--four of the guys on that card are no longer with us--Eddie Gilbert, Dick Murdoch, Ray "Kareem Muhammad" Candy, and now Wahoo...


Hey... it has nothing to do with you, it's the business.

Really, I mean, how many wrestlers die too young every year? Three? Four? Five? More?

I was recently watching an old WWF match from '84. It was Andre and Hogan vs. Dick Murdoch, Adrian Adonis and Big John Studd. When I realized that only Hogan is still alive, it sort of startled me.

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Since: 11.12.01
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#10 Posted on

    Originally posted by deadbeater
    As a NY Jet fan and a wrestling fan I tip my hat to him.


Good for you to remember his AFL days. He was known as one of the more violent tacklers (as a linebacker)in the game after his first year as an offensive lineman in the pros. He also did some punting, as he did in college. He was a fan favorite in New York, then went on to become one of the original Miami Dolphins. He played several years in the AFL, but never in the NFL, and ended his career before the merger. Just look up his only Topps card on eBay, but be prepared to spend a bit. Dory Funk has quite a bit about Wahoo's football prowness on his website.



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