Saturday, September 25, 2010
R.I.P. Giant Gonzalez
In 1993 Gonzalez yet made another odd debut, this time in WWE, as he came walking out during the Royal Rumble in 1993 to attack the Undertaker. Gonzalez now sported a full air brushed body suit, air brushed body hair and all. It was definitely one of the most unique choices in wrestling gear in history. Gonzalez's most high profile match came at Wrestlemania 9 against the Undertaker, in which Gonzalez became number 3 in the Undertaker's streak. Gonzalez left WWE after SummerSlam of that year, losing to the Undertaker in a Rest in Peace match. His WWE run was his last main stream work on the U.S. wrestling scene, as he only worked overseas after that.
Gonzalez had suffered from complications from diabetes leading up to his death. Giant Gonzalez was a memorable character that made an impact even though his time was relatively short in the wrestling world. Here is a video that was shot a couple of years ago with Giant Gonzalez in his hometown: