• Attitude Era Legend Undergoes Surgery, Plans To Wrestle Again In AEW
During the latest episode of his weekly ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, Old School WWF play-by-play commentator Jim Ross revealed that fellow Attitude Era Legend The Big Show, who now works for AEW under his real name Paul Wight, recently underwent hip surgery.
Here’s what J.R. said on Paul Wight:
“Guys like to be around Wight, you know, he’s had surgery, hip surgery, I saw him just the other day at one of our shows.
I think he was on walker or a cane or something like that, but he’s kind of beat up. He says he’s coming back and he’s going to be in great shape and he’s going to have more matches.
I hope that he’s all right. I would love to see it. It would help AEW no doubt if he gets over. But he’s got to get healthy.”
The 7-foot-tall athlete first wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as The Giant from 1995 until he left and joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1999 and became known as The Big Show.
He left the (renamed) WWE in 2007 but returned the next year in 2008 and stayed loyal to the company until he left for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in 2021.
So far, Wight has competed in only 3 matches in All Elite Wrestling, with two of them being 3-on-1 Handicap Matches. He has won all of them.
His AEW debut match took place at the All Out 2021 pay-per-view, where he defeated QT Marshall.
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• Old School WWF Tag Team Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Tag Team Legend “Bushwhacker” Butch Miller (Real name: Robert Miller) celebrates his 78th birthday today.
Him and his fellow New Zealand Tag Team partner Luke Williams originally started as heels called ‘The Sheepherders’, touring several NWA territories such as Jim Crockett Promotions, UWF Mid-South Wrestling & NWA Pacific Northwest during the 80s.
In January 1989, they joined the World Wrestling Federation as comedy babyface Tag Team ‘The Bushwhackers’, and despite them never winning any WWF titles and never rising above mid-card level due to their comedy status, they were so over with the fans that they were wrestling on WWF TV for almost 8 years till they were let go in the fall of 1996.
In 2015, The Bushwhackers Butch & Luke were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their former flagbearer (on NWA TV) “Johnny Ace” John Laurinaitis.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTCH MILLER!