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Retired Wrestler 'Dave Paradise' Running For State Legislature

Retired Wrestler 'Dave Paradise' Running For State Legislature

A retired professional wrestler in East Haven has set his sights on a new challenger: Rep. James Albis.

Steve Tracey, known as "Dave Paradise" by wrestling fans and as "Big Steve" by his friends and business associates, filed paperwork this week to run as a Republican against Albis, a Democrat who won a special election in the 99th House District in 2011.

Tracey, who grew up in Connecticut, had a five-year stint with the then-World Wrestling Federation including a match against Hulk Hogan. When he returned to the New Haven area in the early 1990s...

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