Found May 23, 2012 on WZR Online:
PLAYERS: Tony AtlasDusty Rhodes
The Score’s Arda Ocal had a chance to speak to WWE Hall Of Famer Tony Atlas; here are highlights and the video interview… On Hulk Hogan Not Starting The Cup the Ear Motion: ” Georgia Championship Wrestling, I was watching a match one day, and it was a wrestler by the name of Thunderboat Patterson. He went to the crowd and went like this cup to the ear), and went to the other side and did this, I thought it was pretty neat. I went down in Flordia, and saw Dusty Rhodes doing the same thing. In 1980 when I went to the WWF at the time, I thought about what I saw Thunderboat and Dusty Rhodes do, so I decided to do it. When I did it, it was in a match with Hogan. When Hogan became champion, I sat in the dressing room and saw Hogan doing it.” On Being the Inspiration For The Slammy Statue: ” One of the guys at the WWF offices at the time came to me and asked me “do you have a picture of you press slamming anyone” . So I gave them a picture of me press slamming Victor Guerrero. I gave them ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.