Pro Wrestler Profile - George Steele

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name William James Myers
Ring Names
  • George Steele
  • The Student
  • The Animal Machine
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight
  • 275 lbs (125 kg)
Born April 16, 1937
Died February 16, 2017 (aged 79)
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan
Billed From
  • Detroit, Michigan
Nicknames The Animal

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( July 12, 1997 - September 30, 2000)
  • Producer ( August 25, 1988 - October 1, 1990)
  • Wrestler ( February 19, 1965 - August 24, 1988)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE December 13, 1998 December 15, 1999
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE April 19, 1983 October 1, 1990
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE April 8, 1981 October 24, 1981
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPW June 29, 1979 August 2, 1979
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE June 21, 1975 December 16, 1978
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA November 17, 1972 January 1, 1977
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE May 2, 1968 September 15, 1973
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA February 19, 1965 February 17, 1968
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Finishers
  • Elevated Hammerlock
  • Jumping Splash
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "I'm An Animal", by Sly & The Family Stone - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1995, Individual
Titles Won

Grande Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 GWA Heavyweight Championship

National Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (with Frankie Laine)

National Wrestling Federation

  • 1 NWF North American Heavyweight Championship

Superstars of Wrestling (Newfoundland)

  • 1 SoW Canadian Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • WWF Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (class of 2005)
  • 1987 WWF Slammy Award - Best Performance by an Animal
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree Winner (2004)
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