Monday, July 21, 2008

Great Mustaches in History - Magnum TA

In honor of Jason Giambi's awesome mustache (and also to inspire him out of his slump, even though he did hit an HR yesterday), I present one of the great mustaches in history - '80's NWA superstar Magnum TA.

Born Terry Allen, Magnum TA was named after his slight resemblance to another Magnum. He quickly shot to fame in south, particularity with Jim Crockett Promotions, one of the major divisions of the National Wrestling Alliance.

During the 1980's, Magnum TA was a huge star. He had legendary feuds with the Four Horseman, especially in a series of "I Quit" matches with Horseman Tully Blanchard, and with "Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff (who is now a Pentecostal preacher - who'd thunk it). As he was being groomed to be a World Champion, Magnum's career came to shocking end when he crashed his Porsche into a telephone pole. Magnum TA was fortunate to be alive, but his body was left partially paralyzed. His career was finished.

In a cage against Wahoo McDaniel

Promo with the Rock N' Roll Express

Magnum TA gets beat up by the Andersons (Please note Magnum's poor choice of words around 1:15)

Getting into it with Ric Flair in "The Suit."

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