Friday, June 16, 2023

the last book I ever read (Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America, excerpt five)

from Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America by Andrew Riesman:

Then “Captain” Lou Albano showed up.

Albano was a bombastic ex-wrestler who had become even more famous as a heel manager, talking up and aiding various baddies of the ring. The size of his midsection was rivaled by the size of his mangy salt-and-pepper beard, which he’d adorn and contort with rubber bands—one of his idiosyncratic trademarks, along with his piercings, Hawaiian shirts, and flip-flops. He talked fast and well, and his main job on TNT that night was chatting up a story line that would prove to be massively consequential for the WWF: his feud with pop star Cyndi Lauper.

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