Oct 20, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck

Jerry Wiseman on Facebook:

My Friend Ox Baker has passed away. At 4:45A today he went to The Lord due to kidney failure.



Wrestling legend Ox Baker — who famously battled Kurt Russel in “Escape from New York” — has died at the age of 80.

Baker was awesome — he wrestled with everyone from Hulk Hogan to Jimmy Snuka … and even had a rivalry with Macho Man Randy Savage.

After he retired from wrestling, Baker got into acting … landing the role of Slag in the famous gladiator-style fight scene in the 1981 classic “Escape from New York.”

Baker also appeared on Jackie Chan’s “The Big Brawl” and a weird sci-fi wrestling movie called “Blood Circus.”

He also had one of the more famous appearances as a contestant on “The Price is Right.”

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/20/wrestling-legend-ox-baker-dead-dies-escape-from-new-york/#ixzz3Gh9oHuqU

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