• Backstage News On What Vince McMahon Said To Brock Lesnar To Bring Him Back To SmackDown Last Week
Last Friday, Vince McMahon dropped the bombshell announcement of his retirement from WWE.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Lesnar was pissed after hearing about Vince’s retirement and left the arena just hours before his scheduled appearance on SmackDown:
“Brock’s line was some derivative of, ‘If he’s gone, I’m gone.'”
Fightful Select added:
“The script was completely re-done without Brock in it and resubmitted to staff by 7 PM EST.”
However, Lesnar ended up returning to the show. He destroyed Theory to end last week’s SmackDown.
Anthony ‘Don Tony’ DeBlasi, who has broken some WWE news stories in the past, reported the following about Lesnar coming back:
“Vince McMahon contacted Brock Lesnar and asked him not to walk out on WWE:
‘If you walk out of WWE, you walk out on me and everything I built too.'”
Brock has noted in the past that Vince is a father figure to him.
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• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 89th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Captain” Lou Albano.
As one of the most memorable personalities of the famous Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection (1984-1986) during the Golden WWF Era, Lou Albano also made a name for himself when he was seen in Cindy Lauper’s music videos on MTV, as well as playing Mario in the tv series ‘The Super Mario Bros Super Show!’.
After many of the Tag Teams he managed won WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Championships, he was being referred to as “The Manager of Champions”.
Among the teams he led to Tag Team Gold were The U.S. Express, The British Bulldogs, The Wild Samoans, The Moondogs, The Blackjacks, The Valiant Brothers & The Headshrinkers, among others.
No other manager in World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment history had ever managed more Tag Team Champions, than Captain Lou did.
He still holds that record and it doesn’t look like anyone will ever break it.
In 1996, Lou Albano was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by radio and television host Joe Franklin.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
July 29, 1933 – October 14, 2009