• Barry Orton Passes Away
We are saddened to report that former WWF wrestler “Barry O” Barry Orton has passed away at the age of 62.
He’s the uncle of current WWE Superstar Randy Orton and the brother of WWE Hall Of Famer Bob Orton Jr..
Barry O made his pro-wrestling debut in 1976 and worked for the WWF from 1985-86 and 1990-91.
His career was affected in 1986 when he went to jail for killing someone while driving drunk.
Barry Orton became the whistleblower about Terry Garvin $exually harassing people within the WWF.
Not only did Garvin molest Barry when they shared a car, he was also involved in what the New York Post called a “Teenage Boy Scandal”.
Orton said that his resistance to $exual harassment was the reason he never rose above prelim status (tap here to read more).
RIP Barry O
(May 28, 1958 – March 19, 2021)
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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 20, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Viking Hall in Bristol, Tennessee and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IV’ event.
The card can be found right here:
– Macho Man Randy Savage vs. Brina Costello
– The Islanders vs. David Stoudemire & Mark Young
– Hercules vs. Reno Riggins
– One Man Gang & Butch Reed vs. Mike Richards & Eric Cooper
– Jake The Snake Roberts vs. Tom Stone
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Terry Gibbs