Chapter Four: Adrian Street
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Trying to capture the look of America's macho "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, with a chiseled physique and blond hair, led this future superstar to quickly become an effeminate villain that astounded audiences in numerous countries.
He started lifting weights at age 12 and by his late teens he was appearing on bodybuilding covers. When he started wrestling, the British fan didn't quite see the same persona as he hoped but instead started teasing him for a kiss or a date after the matches. He instinctively gave the fan what they wanted (to a certain extent) by kissing the ref on the lips and a quick pat on his backside. Add skipping around the ring, and you are describing a "heat magnet" instantaneously.
Adrian had always wanted to be an Indian Chief, so from an early age he had painted himself up. This led to an easy transition to him adding make-up and then flowing glamorous robes to give the fans something they would not forget. But he was more than a colorful wrestler, he could more than hold his own, inside and outside the squared circle. He would go on to win five different World Champion belts. Adrian would find success in singles, tag teams, and even mixed tag teams with his valet/wife Miss Linda.
There is so much more to the Exotic One than wrestling though. He: designed his own robes (and designed outfits worn by such music Superstars as Elton John, Adam Ant, and David Bowie), is an accomplished artist, has authored at least five autobiographies, trained wrestlers at his school, has appeared in twelve-plus movies and multiple TV shows.
This superstar, has to be thought of as a Superstar. He had the ability to relate to countless audiences in numerous countries. He wrestled his first match in 1957, and when he wrestled in 2010, he had competed in seven DIFFERENT DECADES! He had the same desire that Mick Foley, Ric Flair, and the very great have: TO GIVE THE FANS THEIR MONEY'S WORTH WHILE GIVING HIS ALL EVERY NIGHT. Go and find all you can read about his career, I think your respect will grow daily; mine did.
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