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NPR's Tom Goldman profiles retired wrestler Rock "Sputnik" Monroe. Monroe was at the pinnacle of Memphis wrestling 40 years ago when his swagger and larger-than-life personality sold out local arenas. He's remembered more today as a social pioneer who helped integrate the sport. (8:44