• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend “The Model” Rick Martel (Real name: Richard Vigneault) celebrates his 64th birthday today.
After being the AWA World Heavyweight Champion for most of 1984 & 1985, Rick Martel returned the World Wrestling Federation in 1986 and started teaming with Tom Zenk as The Can-Am Connection, before Zenk left and Tito Santana became Rick’s new partner in a Tag Team named Strike Force.
Martel turned heel on Santana at WrestleMania V and became known as “The Model”, a character he portrayed till he left the promotion in 1994.
He then returned for 1 night as an entrant in the 1995 Royal Rumble match, before joining Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1997 until 1998, and then retired from professional wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK MARTEL!
• Backstage News On If The Undertaker “Flipped The Script” On RAW
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, The Undertaker made a quick walk to the ring, snapped and flipped the table in the ring and WWE immediately cut to commercial.
WWE going to commercial as soon as The Phenom came out was quite unusual and began speculation on if Undertaker “flipped the script” on RAW.
Reddit user LooseLipsBackstage confirmed that wasn’t the case, and this was written in the script.
Why did WWE go to a commercial break as soon as The Undertaker entered the ring?
Taker coming out in a different look generated a lot of buzz and it’s possible WWE wanted to capitalize on it by going to a commercial and have the fans wonder what’s going on.
And in the mean time, users would go to Social Media to comment on it and create a buzz, which would in turn make other fans (who weren’t watching) tune in to see what’s going on.
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