Bob Roop was 25 years old, 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 270 pounds (123 kg) entering the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968. The team was coached by legendary wrestling coach Henry Wittenberg. Roop finished in seventh place, losing to Aleksandr Medved, who went on to win the gold medal.
Watch Bob Roop bullying a wanna be wrestler torturing him, making him beg and cry (literally) for mercy.
He tores that guy’s shoulder to shreds and he beat his ass off camera.
What a fuckin’ bully he is!
At the time it was of good usage to stretch and injure novices to test their will and desire to be a pro wrestler. Hiro Matsuda broke Hulk Hogan’s leg on his first day of training. As a trainer, Matsuda was famous for being very stiff with his trainees to toughen them up and teach them to respect the business.
At the beginning of his career, a teenage William Regal was regularly beaten up (broken nose, etc.) by the pros but he still came back for more.