In what would prove to be his last match, Gorgeous George was defeated via submission by the Destroyer. The masked grappler applied a figure-four leg-lock in what was billed as a”Mask vs. Hair” match. George, long hated by the fans, was actually cheered for, as the crowd of 8,000 in the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles wanted to see who was behind the mask. After the match ended, George’s head was shaved and he soon thereafter retired to a turkey farm in California. He would die less than a year later after suffering a heart attack.