Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Captain Lou Albano, dead at age 76


The greatest professional wrestling manager of all time, Captain Lou Albano, died today. I suggest everyone wear rubberbands on their face in honor of the Capper.

This guy brought me many laughs in the 80's. Wiki's description sums up the Capper quite well-
"With an over-the-top personality and a penchant for boisterous declarations, Albano is the epitome of the antagonistic manager that raised the ire of wrestlers and incited the anger of spectators. Throughout his 42-year career, Albano guided 15 different tag teams and four singles competitors to championship gold. A unique showman, with an elongated beard, rubber band facial piercings, and loud outfits, he is the forefather of the 1980s Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection."

2 comments:

Woody Woodward said...

I am glad you made us aware of who this fuzzy faced dude was. I saw him on your blog side page a long time ago and have been waiting for over 2 years for an explanation. Hope he knew Christ?

Rick Calohan said...

Manger wise I was more of a Bobby the Brain Heenan fan, wrestling wise I was Rowdy Roddy Piper fan.
May God's Grace, Love, Mercy, and Peace, be with him and his family.