Don Kernodle: Classic Bearish Wrestler

These are just two wonderful black & white photos of one of classic pro-wrestling bearish athletes, Don Kernodle.  When I see images of men like these, all I can think of is this: “What a man.”  (Lol, I know, that’s pretty much useless random thinking.  But there’s just something about seeing a bearish man standing around very comfortably in basically just his underwear.)

Here’s a classic 1982 WCW match of Mr. Kernodle against Tommy Gilbert.  Don really knows how to sell his pain and beatdown.  And as a bonus, there’s quite a handful of gut punches and kicks that he had to endure.  Gotta love the grunts and oofs and aahs…

And here’s a squash match with the woofy Sgt. Slaughter.  I don’t really like such “squash matches” but I’m posting it here because it’s one where we get to see him being interviewed.  Again: “What a man.”

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  1. These are great photos. I always remember him as being more doughy than he looks here. Would love to see the video against gilbert – sounds hot.

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