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But even a performer who terrorized opponents as the One Man Gang can admit he needs some help from others after the torrential rainfall that flooded Baton Rouge.

Gray and his family had the interior of their house in nearby Central City, La. Gas vs diesel generator destroyed last month when the Comite River overflowed into their property. Wd gaster battle To make matters worse, Gray was among the estimated 125,000 homeowners affected who hadn’t purchased insurance to cover the damage because he wasn’t living in a designated flood zone.

“This caught us by surprise because our place had never actually flooded in the 20 years we’ve owned the house,” Gray told SportingNews.com during a Wednesday telephone interview. Gasbuddy touch “When you look curbside now, it’s like a disaster zone. Gas 1940 There’s a giant mountain of our stuff in front of one side of the house and a giant mountain on the other with things like a refrigerator, washing machine and dryer that got ruined from basically sitting in three feet of water.

“Basically, everything is gone. National gas average 2007 All of my wrestling memorabilia was washed away, things like old-school posters and my boots that we didn’t store in the attic because we didn’t think it was ever going to flood.”

Gray is now relegated to temporarily living in a Quality Inn with his wife and their eight rescue cats. Electricity videos for students They hope to soon move into a friend’s trailer until their house can be repaired.

The problem now is finding a way to pay for such work. Gas 87 89 93 Gray was recently given an estimated bill of $70,000 to $75,000 just to make his dwelling inhabitable.

That prospective cost has placed the 56-year-old Gray in a rough financial predicament. Gas prices His wrestling days long behind, Gray has a chronic back issue that forced him to quit his post-grappling job as a Louisiana penitentiary guard several years ago. Mp electricity bill payment online bhopal Gray, who suffered a heart attack in 2000, also is one of 53 pro wrestlers who have filed a class-action lawsuit against WWE claiming the company didn’t offer adequate protection against head trauma in scripted matches that has led to long-term neurological damage.

“There’s no way to live in it,” Gray said of his abode. Npower electricity bill “We have electricity but basically nothing else. Gsa 2016 new orleans All the flooring is gone and the wood is stripped. Electricity outage chicago The whole house is gutted.”

“It’s just the way it is,” he said. Bp gas station “It’s a bad situation but what can you do about it? There’s no use crying or placing any blame on anyone else. Electricity and magnetism worksheets 8th grade It’s an act of nature.”

This type of attitude and perspective served Gray well as he ascended the ranks in pro wrestling, where backstage politics would often dictate who would get “pushed” during his 1980s heyday.

Gray broke into the business at the age of 16 at a time when “you didn’t have to worry about licensing too much.” He was approached about becoming a wrestler by a local promoter in his hometown of Spartanburg, S.C. Electrical supply company near me and borrowed the money from his mother to begin training.

His big break came when landing a spot working for a Lexington, Ky.-based group owned by the father of Randy “Macho Man” Savage. E payment electricity bill maharashtra During an era when there were multiple grappling promotions flourishing nationwide rather than today’s WWE-dominated field, Gray slowly began working for progressively larger companies after being re-branded from Crusher Broomfield into the One Man Gang.

With his size, athleticism and fearsome look accented by a Mohawk haircut and tattoos on the side of his head, Gray found himself courted by WWE in 1987. Gas variables pogil worksheet answer key He initially worked as the Gang before being transformed into Akeem the African Dream, which was a racially-charged spoof of rival matchmaker Dusty Rhodes green-lighted by WWE owner Vince McMahon.

Gray’s WWE highlights before his 1990 departure include five Wrestlemania appearances as well as his “Twin Towers” pairing with the late Ray Traylor (aka the Big Boss Man). Gas pump heaven Gray fondly remembers being part of a famed WWE storyline when the Twin Towers were the opponents for Savage and Hulk Hogan on a 1989 nationally televised NBC special. Q gas station The split of the Hulkster/Macho Man “Mega-Powers” tag-team drew 21 million viewers, an audience that dwarfs today’s WWE ratings.

“I never considered myself a top main-eventer,” said Gray, who worked for several other companies in the 1990s before walking away from wrestling full-time. F gas regulations 2015 “I was a utility man. Gas house pike frederick md If you needed me do the opening match, that was fine. Electricity nightcore lyrics But I wasn’t a Road Warriors type of name.

“I was lucky to break into the business early when there were enough wrestling territories to make a living. Gas tax in new jersey Going to (WWE) wasn’t that big to me at all. Electricity quiz ks3 My heroes were all the guys I grew up watching, like Andre the Giant, Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan to name a few. Gas prices going up or down I just happened to be another name in the business.”

Gray jokes that his under-the-radar persona became evident whenever he traveled from city-to-city with the WWE troop on a touring schedule far more intensive than what the company stages today. Electricity and magnetism notes Gray said that only three WWE performers were given first-class airline seats — Andre the Giant (all 6-foot-11 and 500 pounds of him), whomever was world champion at the time and Ted DiBiase to help perpetuate his wrestling gimmick as the Million Dollar Man.

“Everybody else tried to get up there by wrangling their way around it,” Gray said with a chuckle. Gaz 67 dakar “I never had luck that way. Gas and water Jake Roberts would say, ‘I’m Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts,’ and the airline would say, ‘We’ve got a seat for you.’ I’d say, ‘I’m Akeem the African Dream,’ and got a seat all the way in the back.”

Outside of his former WWE manager Ken “Slick” Johnson, Gray said he doesn’t keep in touch with too many of the performers from his generation. Electricity worksheets grade 6 While his in-ring days are pretty much over, Gray does still work wrestling conventions and meet-and-greets with fans.

Gray and his wife, Mary, were at one of those events in Georgia the weekend that the Baton Rouge flooding began. Gas mask ark Gray said he was initially incredulous as their son Justin sent them pictures of the water gradually rising in their front yard.

“When the water came up to the front door, Justin began putting down towels and blankets trying to stop it. Gas monkey monster truck body But he said it came up so fast that not even sandbags were going to help.”

As the house was being deluged, Justin Gray worked to save his parents’ collection of cats, two rescue dogs and a bearded lizard while wading in waist-deep water. Electricity lessons grade 6 All of them were boarded onto a rescue boat and taken to higher ground.

Gray and his wife left the wrestling convention later that night but were unable to access their home for several days until the water sufficiently subsided.

“It was horrible,” Gray said. Impact of electricity in the 1920s “I’d seen flooding on TV but it’s different seeing it in person, especially your own house. Gasket t 1995 Our freezer was upside-down. Electricity synonyms The washing machine was tipped over. Gastronomia y cia The doors were off their hinges from the current. Electricity and magnetism worksheets 4th grade There was mud. Electricity billy elliot karaoke with lyrics You could see the water levels at the windows where all the garbage floated in.”

To help his parents try to raise money for their plight, Justin Gray helped them establish a crowd-sourcing account at GoFundMe.com. Gas 66 The effort so far has generated almost $9,000 of the $20,000 fundraising goal that was set, which has left the “Gang” more stunned than if whacked by a foreign object.

“I told Justin, ‘Nothing is really going to happen. Gas leak chicago People have their own lives to worry about,’” Gray said. Arkla gas pay bill “I’m amazed. 6 gases People know me through wrestling and remember me but I’m still a total stranger to them. Electricity in the 1920s Yet they’re going to donate their hard-earned money to help me out. Electricity physics definition I had no idea people could be that way.”

Gray, who is in the process of writing thank-you notes to every individual who donated, said he hopes his home can be refurbished by next spring.

— Alex Marvez wrote a nationally syndicated pro wrestling column for 23 years (1989 to 2012) before dedicating himself exclusively to NFL coverage.