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Oct 10, 2012 - 12:45:13 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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-- Former NFL star/actor Alex Karras died this morning at the age of 77. Karras was one of many NFL stars in the 1950s and '60s who entered pro wrestling to make money during the off-season. When he was banned from the NFL in 1963, Karras started up a memorable feud with Dick the Bruiser.

WWE announcer Jim Ross remembered Karras on Twitter Wednesday: "RIP Alex Karras, Mongo in 'Blazing Saddles' & former Detroit Lions DT. Plus, he had a famous pro wrestling issue w/ Dick the Bruiser. #WWE."

Wrestling author Irv Muchnick shared an interesting story about interviewing Karras in 1971 while Karras was getting a haircut. [ Story at ConcussionInc.net ]
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-- WWE star Big Show will be this season's WWE guest on USA Network's "Psych" show. The producers announced Wednesday details on Season Seven of the show, which will feature Big Show in a guest-starring role. The season premiers Wednesday, February 27. [ Press Release at this link - http://bit.ly/Rg3cRU ]


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