Wrestling fans storm social media to mourn the death of ‘The Destroyer’

Wrestlemania is mourning the loss of Dick Beyer who was known as ‘The Destroyer’ who has died at age 88. He rose to prominence in Los Angeles where he rivaled wrestling legends Freddie Blassie and Gorgeous George. Beyer was big name in Japan and became one of the first foreign attraction in the Asian country — instantly influencing the pop culture with pro-wrestling.

He made headlines for his iconic victory in a Hair vs Mask Match at the Olympic Auditorium in 1962, resulting in Gorgeous George shaving off his trademark golden locks. These are some of the reactions;

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