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 ...
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