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Wrestling Legend Dead At 80 Famously Battled Kurt Russell

10/20/2014 6:50 AM PDT

Wrestling Legend Ox Baker -- Dead At 80 ... Famously Battled Kurt Russell

Wrestling legend Ox Baker -- who famously battled Kurt Russell in "Escape from New York" -- has died at the age of 80. 

Baker was awesome -- he wrestled with everyone from Hulk Hogan to Jimmy "Superfly" 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." 

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