• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (JANUARY 31, 1999) – A Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1999 we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Giant Baba at the age of 61 due to cancer.
He is still considered one of the most famous & most influential japanese Wrestlers of all time.
Most will also remember Giant Baba as the promoter of AJPW All Japan Pro Wrestling, as well as a close personal friend of fellow Legend André The Giant.
REST IN PEACE GIANT BABA!
• Former WWE Champion Doesn’t Agree With The Way CM Punk Left
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness podcast, former WWE Champion Batista had the following to say regarding the way CM Punk left WWE in 2014:
“You know I love Punk. I’ve always gotten along with Punk and I had to hear from people that he left because I came back. Where the hell did that come from? And I’ve said, I wasn’t crazy about the way he left because that’s not the way we did business. We just don’t do that, especially when you’ve got guys… and Brock did it way back in the day as well. You’ve got a million guys lined up to put this guy over and then he just leaves! Just leaves, doesn’t give anything back, doesn’t build any stars to fill those spots, and that’s the way we do business. That’s the way we’ve always done business. And I just can’t respect when people lose sight of that. And again, it’s not a knock on Punk because I think very highly of him. I just don’t agree with the way he left. And the fans, definitely, with that kind of stuff, when he’s not there, and people are still chanting his name, it just confuses me.
And I get that they don’t have that same type of insight, but at the same time, I just can’t relate.”