Old School ECW Legend The Sandman (Real name: James Fullington) celebrates his 57th birthday today.
While he wasn’t exactly a great in-ring performer per se, The Sandman character still became a legend in the business, especially when it comes to hardcore wrestling, mainly because of 3 things he used during his iconic entrance … beer, a cigarette and his entrance theme song: Metallica – “Enter Sandman”.
Sandman wrestled for NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling / Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1992 until the company closed its doors in early 2001, only interrupted by a 1 year stint for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from September 1998 to September 1999.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDMAN!
• Backstage News On Which WWE Wrestlers’ Push Is Likely To Continue After Bruce Prichard Taking Over RAW
Bruce Prichard will now be running both RAW and SmackDown with a joint creative team. Most of the wrestlers who were featured on RAW over the past year were Paul Heyman’s projects, so we could see some changes from now onwards.
While some wrestlers will probably lose their push, some will be lucky enough to continue as they were doing on the brand previously.
The Wrestling Observer noted the names of wrestlers who are likely to make it safe under Prichard.
“I think the Drew stuff will stay…well I guess I shouldn’t say anything…I do think that Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair and Drew McIntyre are going to do well — and Seth Rollins. I think aside from that every single bet is off when it comes to people on that roster. Some of them are going to do well, and some of them are going to be unhappy.”