George “the Animal” Steele (William James "Jim" Myers)
(April 16, 1937 – February 16, 2017)
(FoxNews) – Professional wrestler George "The Animal" Steele has died. He
had major surgery in December 2015 and had been dealing with many health
issues ever since.
The WWE Hall of Famer continued to make wrestling appearances through the
"The Animal" received a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and
was a high school teacher and wrestling coach in Michigan.
While he was teaching, he began to book gigs in the pro-wrestling world. His first
WWE appearance was in 1967 when he began his rivalry against WWE champ