Rest in Peace Big Van Vader

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  1. Pliny Pete

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    The 605 Super Podcast just put out a special Vader tribute episode with Jim Cornette and the best journalist in wrestling right now, David Bixenspan, talking about the Mastodon

    http://605pod.com/
     
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    RIP Vader




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    Dang! The one he landed on Macho Man (?) at 0:27 was BRUTAL.
     
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    Looks like a Power Rangers villain with that silly mask!
     
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    One of my first celebrity encounters- although I didn’t know it at the time- was sharing an elevator with Vader shortly before he debuted in WCW. After the fact (because we rode that elevator in stunned silence) my brother and I were like, “Who the heck was that giant dude that looked like both Road Warriors combined into one guy?” Our jaws dropped, of course, when he showed up on our TV a coupla weeks later. It was years later before I was exposed to his work elsewhere. A helluva great wrestler. RIP
     
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    RIP big man.

    WWF came to town in 96/97 and a bunch of us kids were waiting by the side entrance of the arena to see the wrestlers coming in. Vader pulled up and was walking in and 11-year old me yelled "IT'S VADER TIME" and put my hand up expecting a high five. Instead, he snarled at me and made a motion like he was going to backhand slap me and I jumped away. Made for a great story in school on Monday and it's cool that he would keep the magic real for the kids.
     
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    As a rasslin fan I post this in the most respectful way, for a big bastard he was pretty fucking talented between the ropes.
     
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    Vader was a great big man but the dude worked way too stiff.

    He is def a legend of the sport. Kids were straight up afraid of this dude
     
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    Vader was one of the best big men of all time. His feuds with Foley and Sting are legendary. It's too bad Vince never gave him a better chance.
     
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    Listened to Jericho's podcast and he said he never once met Vader.

    How odd is that for two well travelled veterans like those two?
     
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    RIP Leon White

    I want to buy that helmet, but I don't want to pay 25 or 50K or whatever he said in his Hannibal interview.
     
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    63 is still young.
     
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    Batjester Thanos is right.

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    Outlasted many (too many) of his peers.
     
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