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Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.68
The legend has died at age 75. Loved him in UWF and World Class. Great Heel.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.32
The first of two managers I saw that legit scared me. (The other being Gary Hart.) Godspeed, General.

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Since: 17.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.87
    Originally posted by CEOIII
    The first of two managers I saw that legit scared me. (The other being Gary Hart.) Godspeed, General.

I was kinda the same way. I loved to hate him when I was a kid watching him on World Class Championship Wrestling. While the WWE managers were mostly cartoony and got their butts kicked all the time, Akbar seemed like a legit threat who didn't really get beat up quite as much.

RIP to a great man(ager).

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
I was trying to think back of what I remembered, and then it hit me I was thinking of the wrong Arabian gimmick. (General Adnan Al-Kaissie from the AWA is the guy I was thinking of.) But I definitely caught some of Skandor's work, likely on ESPN, or from Joe Pedicino's Saturday Night show when I was living down south for awhile.

In case you didn't click through to it via AWA's link, you probably want to read JR's remembrance of the General.


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
As always, a great article by JR.

Akbar was the meanest, dirtiest, most underhanded manager I ever saw in the old Mid South days. He was unquestionable the best heel manager I ever saw. To think that he was only in his 40s back then, when he looked old and ragged back in the day surprises me. He was a great man on the mic, and a terrific salesman. He is part of the reason Kamala was so scary to me as a kid, because he sold it like Kamala could bring down the world.

RIP Mr Akbar. They don't make them like you anymore.

Since: 7.11.02
From: Dallas, TX

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.74
I saw this in the Dallas Morning News today; I did a double take when I saw the pic. Here's his actual obituary:
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