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Douglas Baker, known to many in the wrestling industry as Ox Baker, passed away at the age of 80 earlier today after complications from a heart attack.

Baker made his wrestling debut in 1962 and went on to wrestle for the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Stampede Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, and many others, and wrestling the likes of Hulk Hogan, Gorilla Monsoon, Carlos Colon, The Sheik, Randy Savage, and other big names during his career.

Apart from a wrestling career, Baker also did work on some movies and his most famous role came in the film Escape From New York, fighting against Kurt Russell.

Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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