Adrian Adonis, Mr. Wonderful and Piper's Pit

Man I don't know who had better handles--wrestlers or rappers. I think you gotta give it to the wrestlers. S.T. "Special Delivery" Jones. The Fabulous Freebirds. Jerry "The King" Lawler. Kamala The Ugandan Giant. Abdul The Butcher. Dr. Death Steve Williams. The Iron Sheik.

RIP Captain Lou Albano. The news sent me trolling through the archives. Came across this gem from the old days. Dudes around the way used to say the WWF was fake, and NWA was real. Heh.

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