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Mr. Wrestling No. 2 (photo by Mike Mooneyham)

Johnny Walker, better known as mat great Mr. Wrestling No. 2, worked as a 191-pound sumo wrestler before breaking into the pro wrestling ranks in 1965. Going up against true heavyweights as big as 500 pounds, Walker found himself at a definite weight disadvantage, and quickly discovered that the more conventional art of pro wrestling was more to his liking.

“I got bounced around like a toy,” he laughs. “Even with my strength it didn’t matter.”

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