• 3rd Inductee Announced For WWE Hall Of Fame 2023
Variety has announced that Andy Kaufman will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023.
Below is what they posted about his career:
“Kaufman is best known for his career on the stage and screen, most famously starring as Latka Gravas in the hit sitcom “Taxi” from 1978-1983.
He made his mark on the world of professional wrestling, however, when he declared himself the Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World, offering money to any woman who could pin him as part of his act.
This famously led to a feud with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler in the Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis, TN.
Despite Lawler and Kaufman being friends, they successfully convinced the audience they were bitter enemies. Kaufman claimed that Lawler broke his neck when Lawler performed a piledriver on him, with Kaufman appearing in a neck brace thereafter.
The two made an appearance together on “Late Night with David Letterman” in 1982, during which they traded insults before Lawler slapped Kaufman, knocking Kaufman out of his chair.”
Kaufman passed away in 1984 at the age of 35.
— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2023
Below is what the updated list of this year’s inductees look like:
– Rey Mysterio
– The Great Muta
– Andy Kaufman
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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (March 20, 1993) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Convention Center in Long Beach, California and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IX’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Ted DiBiase & I.R.S. vs. Alan Reid & Robert Thompson
Kamala vs. Jim Gorman
Shawn Michaels vs. Joey Maggs
Bob Backlund vs. Larry Ludden
Doink The Clown vs. Larry Sampson