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Backstage News On Who Was Originally Scheduled To Win The SmackDown Women’s Title At WrestleMania 35

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 3, 2012) – A WWF Legend Passed Away

On this day in 2012, we lost Old School (W)WWF Legend “Chief” Jay Strongbow (Real name: Luke Scarpa) at the age of 83.

“Chief” Jay Strongbow wrestled for the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1970 until 1977 and again for the now renamed World Wrestling Federation from 1979 till 1983, before he became a road agent for them.

The former 4 time (W)WWF World Tag Team Champion was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1994 by Gorilla Monsoon.

† REST IN PEACE CHIEF JAY STRONGBOW!

• Backstage News On Who Was Originally Scheduled To Win The SmackDown Women’s Title At WrestleMania 35

Before WWE officials decided to take the SmackDown Women’s Title off Asuka, the plan was for them to do Asuka vs. Mandy Rose or Asuka vs. Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 35.

However, that wasn’t the original plan they had for the SmackDown Women’s Title.

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials had originally planned Asuka vs. Lacey Evans for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 35 and the plan was for Lacey to defeat Asuka to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. WWE officials eventually figured it was too soon for Lacey to get this kind of a push, so the plans were nixed.

Asuka & Lacey Evans are now the favourites to win the second annual WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal on the WrestleMania 35 KickOff show.

        
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