RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Hall of Fame WWE wrestler George "The Animal" Steele died Thursday of kidney failure at the age of 79, according to NBC News.
His signature move included ripping the turnbuckle apart with his teeth and then sticking out his green tongue.
Steele was a Detroit native who attended Michigan State and played for the university's football team, according to NBC News.
Steele first entered the ring under the pseudonym "The Student." But when he was scouted and began appearing on television, he changed his name to George Steele.
He was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005.