• Legendary Old School Jobber Celebrates His Birthday
Legendary Old School Jobber Randy Hogan (Real name: Randy Muehl) celebrates his 69th birthday today.
Because of a facial resemblance to Old School WWF Legend Hulk Hogan, he was given the character of “Randy Hogan”, when he first worked for Jim Crockett Promotions in 1988 and did plenty of jobs on weekly NWA TV shows.
Randy left in early 1989, shortly after Ted Turner had bought the company and renamed it World Championship Wrestling.
In 1989, 1990, & 1993, he did televised jobs for the World Wrestling Federation, though without his typical Hulk Hogan mustache and under the name “Scott Colton”.
In 1994, he returned to WCW and again put over several stars, before retiring from the sport of professional wrestling shortly thereafter.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RANDY HOGAN!
• 2 More NXT Wrestlers Could Get The WWE Main Roster Call-Up Soon
WWE officials are planning to bring multiple NXT wrestlers to the main roster as of late.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle confirmed last week that Matt Riddle will be joining SmackDown, while Dominik Dijakovic is expected to debut on RAW anytime now. Chelsea Green’s main roster call-up is also in the works.
WrestlingInc is now reporting that Velveteen Dream and Io Shirai are also being discussed as potential WWE main roster call-ups. While it isn’t confirmed if they’ll be called up, their names have been pitched as wrestlers who could join RAW or SmackDown now.
A few months ago, it was reported that Io Shirai was unhappy with her pay in NXT, so this could be the reason WWE is rushing her to the main roster. They could give her a raise and re-sign her.
This Sunday at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Dream is set to face Adam Cole for the NXT Championship in a “Backlot Brawl”, while Shirai will battle Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women’s Championship in a Triple Threat match.