WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Tony Atlas, known for his remarkable contributions to the sport since debuting in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1979, recently stirred the internet with an unconventional tweet.
Atlas, who gained fame as part of The Soul Patrol alongside Rocky Johnson, father of The Rock, and captured the WWF World Tag Team Championship, remains a revered figure in the industry. His tenure with WWE, spanning from his 1979 debut to various appearances until 2014, including his role in WWE's reality show, 'Legends' House,' has cemented his legacy in the wrestling world.
At 69 years old, Tony Atlas's recent foray onto social media has caught the attention of fans and industry observers alike. In a tweet that has raised eyebrows, Atlas expressed an eccentric fondness for shoe licking. His post, which read, "Everyone likes to clean their car at a car wash but this is the Tony Atlas shoe wash!
White women only! #shoesaddict #lick a shoe! While you're at it, Step on my face, kick my face, and punch me at the same time! Please and thank you! White women only!" has sparked curiosity about the wrestling icon's personal interests and how the industry will respond to such an unusual statement.
Atlas's Transformative Journey
Despite the peculiar nature of his recent social media activity, Tony Atlas's journey in life and wrestling has been marked by resilience and transformation. In an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling's Senior Editor Bill Apter, Atlas shared how his wife Monika played a crucial role in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Finding solace and therapy in sketching, a talent he discovered through his wife's encouragement, Atlas replaced his struggles with creativity, showcasing a different side of his multifaceted personality. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006, Tony Atlas's legacy extends beyond his WWE tenure, with numerous titles in various independent wrestling promotions to his name.
His recent social media post, while unconventional, adds another intriguing chapter to the life of this wrestling legend. The wrestling community and fans await to see how this story unfolds and the reactions it elicits in the industry.