Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pops Poffo, RIP

Angelo Poffo, who died asleep at age 84 in Sarasota and is commemorated in this week's objet d'eBay, may have been the perfect father figure. For a professional heel, he was pretty much everything you'd like to see in a pop,  a Navy man, father to two sons (Randy "Macho Man" Savage and "Leaping'" Lanny Poffo) who followed in his professional wrestling leotards, phys ed teacher, and small businessman.

The objet itself is a poster from a February 1965, where Poffo took on his pro wrestling mentor, Carl Engstrom, in a match where he played the heel. In real life, he was always The Face.

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