WWE Superstar and former member of the Shield
The Hell’s Angels:
Dale Pierce wrote: Ron Dupree was a master tailor who made much of his own ring gear and gear for other wrestlers. His most famous work was a Jonis Joplin robe with images of the late singer. Dupree was also a gourmet cook.
Dupree was famous for his gravely voice and loud heel interviews. Some of his statements on Arizona tv included how he was going to fireball Kurt Von Steiger (which he did) and burn him until nothing was left but a pile of ashes they could stuff into a cigar box, and another time where he and Chris Colt again selected Vin Steiger, announcing they were going to reveal the truth about him on tv. The next week, the truth they announced was Von Steiger was “not even a real German” (inside joke) and they had a telegram from Baron Von Raschke saying so (Raschke was German-American and technically not a “real” German either.
When Dupree died of a heart attack in mid-ring, wrestlers decided to cancel the show and refund the money to any fans who so desired it. The fans quietly filed out of the arena and not a single one asked for a refund.