KAYFABE THEATER: Magnum TA ‘Born to be Wild’ Music Video


1985 – Tony Schiavone and David Crockett introduce a video look at the US Heavyweight Champion, Magnum TA, set to Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild”

TA was being groomed to be the next NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and had been dispatching opponents with his belly-to-belly suplex. Many of his television matches at the time were ending in less than thirty seconds. However, his short career would end tragically on October 14, 1986, when he lost control of his Porsche while driving on a rainy road. The accident would leave him partially paralyzed, and no longer able to compete.



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