OWW Radio – George “The Animal” Steele

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Welcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each week.  This week David is joined by Jim Myers (@georgesteele), or as he is better known, WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele.  Jim is the author of the new book, “Animal”, which is an interesting account of Jim’s dual lifestyle as a famous pro wrestler and high school teacher.  During the interview Jim recounts the highlights of his career, especially working with Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, and of course, Randy “Macho Man” Savage!

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George “The Animal” Steele to conduct a ‘Summer 2013′ book tour

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Contact: Bill Ames / 312-676-4256 / bames@ipgbook.com

Animal (Triumph Books, June 2013) by former pro wrestler George “The Animal” Steele and Jim Evans, foreword by Cowboy Bill Watts, is the chronicle of one man—and beast’s—life and career during wrestling’s golden era in the 1970′s and 80’s.

Animal melds the seemingly incompatible career paths Jim Myers followed. The life of Animal outside the ring wasn’t typical for a famous wrestler. In his own words, Myers explains that despite battling dyslexia, he graduated from Michigan State. He also married young, had a family and became a teacher and a coach at the high school he once despised.

WWE fans will have the opportunity to meet wrestling legend George “The Animal” Steele at a number of book signings he will be conducting throughout the U.S. this summer.  Steele will be greeting fans and signing copies of his brand new book.

Book Tour Dates:

Date/Time: 06.08.13. 2:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 2418 East Colonial Drive

City: Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: (407) 894-0108


Date/Time: 06.14.13. 11:00 am

Location: Costco

Address: 741 Orange Ave

City: Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Phone: (407) 786-7802


Date/Time: 06.15.13. 1:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 780 E. Merritt Island Causeway

City: Merritt Island, FL 32952

Phone: (321) 453-8202


Date/Time: 06.19.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Bookends

Address: 211 East Ridgewood Ave

City: Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone: 201-445-0726


Date/Time: 06.20.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 3981 US Hwy 9

City: Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: (732) 409-2929


Date/Time: 06.21.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 240 Route 22 West

City: Springfield, NJ 07081

Phone: (973) 376-8544


Date/Time: 07.15.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 3235 Washtenaw Ave

City: Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 973-0846


Date/Time: 07.18.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 500 South Main Street

City: Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone: (248) 336-9490


Date/Time: 07.19.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 3195 28th Street SE

City: Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Phone: (616) 940-0820


Date/Time: 07.20.13. 2:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 396 John R. Road

City: Troy, MI 48083

Phone:  (248) 577-5064


Date/Time: 07.25.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 131 Colonie Center

City: Colonie, NY 12205

Phone: 518-438-1728


Date/Time: 07.26.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 3454 Erie Boulevard East

City: Dewitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 449-2948


Date/Time: 07.27.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 3349 Monroe Avenue

City: Rochester, NY 14618

Phone: (585) 586-6020


Date/Time: 07.28.13. 2:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd.

City: Amherst, NY 14228

Phone: (716) 834-1550


Date/Time: 08.16.13. 7:00 pm

Location: Barnes & Noble

Address: 301 S Hills Village

City: Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Phone: (412) 835-0379

Recent George “The Animal” Steele interview

George Steele 2Wrestling great George “The Animal” Steele was bigger than life. He was wild, hairy, had a big green tongue, and would do crazy stunts like bite turnbuckles and spit the cotton into the crowd. He also had an ongoing feud with Bruno Sammartino and was famous for yelling “I’m not an animal, I’m a people!”

While crowds went crazy for this wild man of wrestling of the ’60?s and ’70?s golden age of WWE, behind the scenes, he was Jim Myers, a respected high school teacher and coach with a Master’s Degree. How he got into wrestling is the story behind his new book, “Animal.”

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AS I SEE IT: The Animal is Loose!


AS I SEE IT: The Animal is Loose!
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

A few weeks back, I did a review on “Animal” , the biography of George “The Animal” Steele. Steele will appear this Tuesday evening on Alan Wojcik’s Kayfabe Wrestling Radio to talk about the book, available in hardcover and for Kindle and Nook (via Barnes and Noble’s website)

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Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT classic match: Randy Savage vs. George Steele – March 14, 1987


Check out this classic match-up from the March 14, 1987 edition of Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT: “The Winner gets Elizabeth” Intercontinental championship match – George “The Animal” Steele looks to rescue the lovely Miss Elizabeth from champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

This match set up the classic Intercontinental championship match later that month at Wrestlemania III.

AS I SEE IT – The Story of George “The Animal” Steele


AS I SEE IT – The Story of George “The Animal” Steele
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

A new wrestling biography will be making its way to store shelves in June 2013, with “Animal”, the story of George “The Animal” Steele, written by Jim Myers and Jim Evans, published by Triumph Books.

In real life, George Steele was Jim Myers, a high school teacher and coach, a Michigan State graduate and football player.

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