Parondor Calhoren, self-described as "Puma Concoloros Gigantas", the 7'4" cougar was a well-known monster heel in the early days of the Wild Side Wrestling Federation. Moving to the Reckless Carnage Wrestling Federation (the hardcore brand of WSWF), he unexpectedly got over with the fans. Even when he derided them as "Sick, sadistic subsentients", the fans could not get enough of him. Eventually he turned face, becoming a huge draw for the hardcore wrestling show.
But it couldn't last long. Hardcore wrestling takes a terrible toll on the body, as does gigantism, and in less than 20 years, fans knew Parondor was in terrible shape. After Parondor's body gave out in the ring after a 6-fur elimination match, the giant cougar was put on indefinite medical leave, and his boss and friend Dreysanius urged Parondor to retire.
At Lords of the Ring, the biggest WSWF show of the year, Parondor came down to the ring one last time--this time openly walking with a cane--to bid the fans a final farewell.
Art by Poisoned Al.