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    Default Charismatic wrestler Captain Lou Albano dies

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    October 14, 2009 2:24 PM EDT

    LOS ANGELES - Captain Lou Albano, the charismatic professional wrestler who appeared in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" video, has died. He was 76.

    World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed the death Thursday on its Web site.

    Albano performed with WWE from 1983 to 1996, when he was inducted into its hall of fame. He began his wrestling career in Canada in 1953.

    Albano expanded his fan base greatly when he played Lauper's father in the video for her hit single on a fledgling MTV in 1983. He later claimed to be the catalyst for her success, according to WWE.


    Never was much of a wrestling watcher, but I did watch some with my grandfather while he was still with us. Seem to recall around the type of Lauper/Albano is when things started to get really weird! Of course, one might say they got weird during the Kaufmann era. Maybe "professional wrestling" has always been weird!

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    Already being discussed in the WWE Thread in the Sports Forum.

    RIP Capt.
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    RIP

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    Nobody - and I mean nobody - wore a rubber band through his cheek like Captain Lou Albano.
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    In '87 we had some wrestling come to our college and I had a chance to stand about a foot from Lou, The Iron Sheik, and Sgt Slaughter for a few minutes in a small hallway outside of the gym. Funny shit.


    He was one of a kind, that's for sure. First person I called with this news was my older brother because wrestling was so friggin' huge in our house through the late 70's and 80's.


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    It never sounds good to say this, but in my case it's the truth....

    I thought he was already dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down In Flames View Post
    Nobody - and I mean nobody - wore a rubber band through his cheek like Captain Lou Albano.
    His physique made him sexy, the rubber bands made him debonair.

    My most memorable Captain moment was the title match between The Captian's team of the Wild Samoans vs. Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson. Atlas and Johson won the match when Albano accidentally smashed a wooden chair over the head of one of the Wild Samoans. I remember being so excited!

    Holy stars, did I piss away my entire adolescence watching that crap?

 

 

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