• Old School WWF Manager Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 88th birthday of Old School WWF Manager The coach (aka “The Golden Greek” John Tolos).
He did wrestle for various territories, as well as Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, during the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, before he joined Vince McMahon Jr.’s World Wrestling Federation in 1991 as heel manager The Coach.
Tolos only appeared on WWF TV for a few months in mid-91, managing then Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect and WWF newcomers The Beverly Brothers, before he left the promotion and joined Herb Abrams’ Universal Wrestling Federation.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE!
• Title Match On Tonight’s SmackDown Live
WWE announced the following:
Shinsuke Nakamura to battle Rusev in a United States Title Match
“At WWE Hell in a Cell, the United States Championship was the only SmackDown LIVE title that was not defended, which did not go unnoticed by SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige.
So, in honor of Rusev Day, the GM announced, via Twitter, that Shinsuke Nakamura must defend the star-spangled title tomorrow night against Rusev.
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) September 17, 2018
Will the nefarious The King of Strong Style stop the supreme threat that is The Bulgarian Brute? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!”
• Bad News For WWE’s ‘B Level’ PPVs
As seen at Hell In A Cell 2018, the highly anticipated Universal Title Hell in a Cell bout between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman ended in a no contest. This angered a lot of fans.
The no contest result was basically done to protect Strowman and book Brock’s return for the Universal Title match at WWE Crown Jewel PPV.
According to WrestleVotes, these ‘B Level’ WWE PPVs are expected to feature these lacklustre finishes because of WWE doing more major international shows now.
These “B level” PPVs sandwiched between these newer, larger international shows are going to continue to get screwed. They advertised 2 matches for Australia last night w/ 6 guys total who didn’t appear at HIAC. And the no finish for the main was to set up Brock for Saudi again.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 17, 2018