• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 28, 2009) – Old School WWF Manager Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost Old School WWF Manager Coach (aka “The Golden Greek” John Tolos) at the age of 78 due to kidney failure.
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.
† REST IN PEACE COACH
September 18, 1930 – May 28, 2009
• Becky Lynch On If She Plans To Return To WWE
Former RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was recently interviewed by espnW, where she promoted WWE’s partnership with Special Olympics. She also discussed her pregnancy and her future in WWE.
“Well, it’s tough because I’ve given my whole life to wrestling and to moving forward in my career. But this was a choice that, for me, felt like the right one. Because it is wild that a lot of women still have to choose between their athletics or a family. And I didn’t want to have to choose that.
For me, this was the right time to go and start a family, something that I’ve always wanted to do. And so I feel like I’ve achieved nearly everything I could achieve in wrestling. I think there’s nothing more important than family. And I’m so excited to experience that and to have this other person that is half me and half the love of my life that I get to show love.”
She also revealed which female wrestlers who are also mothers she looks up to.
“Bringing it closer to home, I’ll talk about the mothers in my own line of work: WWE Superstars Asuka, Mickie James and Lacey Evans. They’ve all proven that you can do both.
That’s something that I’ve always preached and wanted women to have that equality. And of course, to be on the level with the male performers and be on the same level in terms of pay, in terms of treatment.
But also, this kind of goes hand in hand where a guy can go and have a kid and doesn’t have to miss a beat in his career. Unfortunately, we do. But that’s also a fortunate thing because we get to experience things that they never will, but also it just doesn’t mean that it’s got to be the end for a career in any line. And I think a lot of people have proved that, and I hope to join them.”
When asked if she has plans to return to WWE, she said:
“Yeah. It’s one of those things where I know what I feel and think as a person without a child. I don’t know what that’s going to look like when I do have one, and that’s my priority. I’ll tell you, it’ll give me more motivation than ever, I could imagine. But this isn’t the end of me, one way or the other.”