July 01, 2007

The Sudanese Madman is the Chef

What with one of the biggest names in the "sport" having murdered his wife, young son, and self last week, most recent thoughts of pro wrestling haven't been so positive. I finally had a good one, though, when reading the current issue of Sports Illustrated (the "Where Are They Now?" edition, with the Hanson Brothers on the cover). In a piece about former pro athletes who have opened restaurants, we get this:

Abdullah the Butcher's House of Ribs and Chinese Food: Who could resist a restaurant owned by a 350-pound former pro wrestling champ called the Butcher (nee Larry Shreve), who carried a fork in the ring and had a finishing move dubbed the "Sudanese Meat Cleaver"? But beware: When a critic tried using utensils, the cigar-chomping Abdullah growled, "eat like a man!"
Style: Chinese-barbeque fushion
Abdullah Recommends: The Rib Family Special (four vegetables, slab of rids, buffalo wings) for $26.99. "I can't describe the sauce! You might steal it!"
Critics say: "The moist, saucy ribs and fall-off-the-bones smoked chicken are worth going to the mat for."
Would you buy Chinese-barbeque fushion from a "Sudanese madman" who looks like this? I know I would, if I'm ever in Atlanta.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 1, 2007 09:18 PM
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