Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ludwig The Hun

You won't read much about Ludwig The Hun ebcause he did not last long in wrestling. In the early 1980s, when promoter Barry Bernsten started using his martial arts students as undercard wrestlers for economical measures on his cards, this fellow was one of them.

Tossed into the ring withotu proper training, he became not a vehicle for main events, but cannon fodder to convince people that wrestling was real. In one of his first matches he received a major injury while working with another opponent who, hastily trained as well, did not have a clue.

After the match, he complained of chest pains that grew so intense he went to the emergency room. In the hospital he was given an operation to remove a damaged spleen.

The Hun showed up after his release from the hospital and proudly showed off his surgical scar to any fans who were curious, but his career was done before it even got off the ground.

For a while he worked security at the wrestling shows and then faded into oblivion.

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