• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 27, 1993) – André The Giant Passed Away
On this day in 1993, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The Eighth Wonder of the World” André The Giant (Real name: André René Roussimoff) at the age of 46 due to congestive heart failure, which was most likely a result of his gigantism / acromegaly.
André wrestled for various promotions during the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s, but is best remembered for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (fka WWWF) where he worked from 1973 to 1991.
His biggest moment came in 1987 when he “passed the torch” to Hulk Hogan in the legendary main event of WWF WrestleMania III. Hogan bodyslamming him is still referred to as “the slam heard around the world”.
In March 1993, André The Giant became the first ever inductee into the newly founded WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame).
† REST IN PEACE
May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993
• Backstage News On Whose Spot Kelly Kelly Took At Royal Rumble 2020, Edge On Beth Phoenix Getting Hurt
According to PWInsider, former WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly took Sasha Banks’ spot in the Women’s Royal Rumble 2020 match as Sasha isn’t cleared to compete because of an ankle injury.
Speaking of the Women’s Royal Rumble match, Beth Phoenix was bleeding from the back of her head during the match.
Edge tweeted the following regarding this:
My wife is a badass
— Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) January 27, 2020
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