Charlie Horase, 40, learned Tuesday that when it comes to wrestling alligators, being 'pretty good' does not apply. Horase lost his left hand to his angry opponent in the opening face off between man and beast at Bridgeport's first annual ALLIGATOR DAYS CELEBRATION on Tuesday afternoon.
|Badzilla was declared winner of the wrestling|
match after winning quite handily..
On Wednesday morning a special meeting of alligator wrestling experts met to re-write the rules on wrestling with an alligator. "There's no such thing as a 'pretty good' alligator wrestler." was written into the bylaws of the Alligator Wrestling Creed. This joins the other statements already in the by-laws, "There's no such thing as being a 'Not bad' alligator wrestler." and "There's no such thing as being a 'Promising' alligator wrestler". There was then a moment of silence to honor the departed alligator wrestlers who were known to have been 'not bad' and 'promising'.
Horase had been wrestling alligators professionally for three months prior to this week's accident and plans tor be back in the pits before Christmas. He plans to complete his home study course and hopes to become an expert wrestler. Badzilla is waiting. OFF THE WALL will follow this story and keep you posted.