• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 27, 2001) – Old School WWF Diva Passed Away
On this day in 2001, we lost Old School WWF Diva Bertha Faye (Real name: Rhonda Ann Sing) at the age of 41 due to throat cancer.
Most Old School fans remember Bertha Faye defeating Alundra Blayze to become the WWF Women’s Champion in 1995, while she was managed by Old School WWF heel manager Harvey Wippleman, who was also in love with her (storyline wise).
Bertha wrestled all over the planet, including Japan, Puerto Rico, & Canada, as well as joining Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling for a while from 1999 to 2000, where she was known as Rhonda Singh.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
February 21, 1961 – July 27, 2001
• Backstage News On WWE Crown Jewel 2020 & Evolution 2
According to Alex McCarthy, WWE officials are considering doing Evolution 2 this year, which is an all-women’s PPV (first edition took place in 2018).
When they first did the event in 2018, they faced a lot of difficulty in selling tickets for the event, even with names likes Ronda Rousey, Trish Stratus, Lita, Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, & Alexa Bliss.
However, WWE officials feel that this time it will be easy to do this event, as they don’t have to worry about selling tickets at the Performance Center, and they can produce content at low-cost. Not to mention, an all-women’s event also gives them good PR.
There were some rumors that Evolution 2 would take place a week after SummerSlam 2020, but it looks like there’s a chance it might take place later this year.
WWE officials are considering fulfilling their deal with Saudi Arabia and doing the second Saudi PPV of this year, Crown Jewel 2020.
If that happens, then WWE might do Evolution 2 after Crown Jewel 2020 (as Saudi shows always get some kind of backlash, and doing an all-women’s PPV right after it kind of evens things out).
During a recent shareholders meeting, Vince McMahon said the following about going back to Saudi Arabia later this year:
“Oh, that’s a possibility. Obviously, Saudi has been going through what we in America have been going through. As far as COVID’s concerned, right now, I think they’re doing a little bit better than we are [in the U.S.], considerably better.
So there’s a possibility that we’ll still get a show in before the end of the year, as was scheduled. But we’re not certain because, you know, who can be certain about what COVID-19 is going to do.”
WATCH: Jacqueline Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction During Bikini Contest On WWF PPV: