• Antonio Inoki Passes Away
We are saddened to report that Old School Wrestling Legend Antonio Inoki has passed away at the age of 79.
He passed away on the 62nd anniversary of his wrestling debut.
According to Yahoo Sports, he died in his home on October 1st (October already began in Japan) and was ill for many years, as he was dealing with systemic amyloidosis.
During his career that lasted almost 4 decades, Inoki wrestled for several companies such as his own promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling (which he founded in 1972), the World Wrestling Federation, and even Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010 by Stan Hansen.
Inoki was the 1st ever IWGP Heavyweight Champion and even had an exhibition match with Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali.
WWE acknowledged Inoki’s passing on tonight’s episode of SmackDown.
WWE remembers Antonio Inoki.
— WWE (@WWE) October 1, 2022
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 30, 1991) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, studio interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1991’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Ric Flair vs. Jim Powers
– In Studio Guest: Hulk Hogan
– A Clip Of Hulk Hogan In Suburban Commando
– Bret Hart vs. Hercules
– In Studio Guest: Virgil
– Ted DiBiase vs. Mark Thomas
– WWF Special Report: Mean Gene Interviews Sgt. Slaughter
– The Legion Of Doom vs. Mike Durham & Mike Williams
– Hulk Hogan Returns To The Studio Dressed As Suburban Commando
– The Beverly Brothers vs. Joe Milano & Martin Roy
– The British Bulldog vs. Big Bully Busick
– In Studio Guest: Skinner
– Jim Duggan vs. Col. Mustafa
– Jake Roberts vs. Tony Diamond
– Hulk Hogan Returns To The Studio