• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 81st birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Billy Robinson.
The British ‘catch wrestling’ specialist had a great career in the United States, Canada, Europe & Japan.
In 1982, he wrestled WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund to a 60-minutes time limit draw.
Billy Robinson has been inducted into several smaller Pro Wrestling Halls of Fame, but has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which is most likely going to happen as part of their annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 18, 1938 – March 3, 2014
• Big Cass Explains Why Daniel Bryan Is “The Man” & Roman Reigns Is “The Best”
Below are the highlights:
On his tag team with Enzo Amore:
“In terms from tag team to singles, I think that me and Enzo both are stars. So when you put two stars together, each one of them wants to grow on their own. We were both itching to be apart from each other because he can do what he does and I do what I do without each other.
So when that [split] happened, I think we might have played upset on television but me and him were both very happy about that. I know he was because it was just a chance for him to show what he could do by himself, and he was proud of me because I could show what I can do by myself.”
On working with Daniel Bryan:
“Working with him was absolutely amazing. We would call barely anything in the back, and we’d go out for house shows in the main event. And I was really nervous and he was really calm, and he was like, ‘No, we’re gonna call [the match] out there.’ We would go like 25 to 30 minutes of nothing called except the finishing sequence.
He would just walk me through and guide me through the entire match. While it was happening, I was like, ‘This guy is the best in the world. No one can touch him.’ He made me comfortable out there to the point where I could walk through a match with him, twenty minutes without anything called, and just be confident in what I was doing. He is the man.”
On facing Roman Reigns at WrestleMania being a dream match for him:
“It’s definitely a dream match. I just don’t know if it’s feasible depending on where I go or what he does, I don’t know what his situation is. I don’t know if it’s feasible but we shall see.
He’s the best, man. He owns that locker room, he polices that locker room to the point where no one steps out of line with him. I only got to work with him a few times – I think Tribute to the Troops, that fatal 4 way on RAW, but every time I work with him… even if he’s not involved in the spot, he knows what everybody’s doing. I was like, ‘Holy sh*t, this guys’ really f***ing good. He knows what I’m doing with Seth even though he’s just buried on the floor doing nothing.
Every time I worked with him was a pleasure. He’s really good and I feel like people maybe underrate him, I think. Besides Bryan or AJ [Styles], even with them, he could be the best in-ring performer in the company.”
On AEW’s TV show debuting on October 2nd:
“I’ve been watching everything they’ve got. My thoughts are that I’m just really excited for October 2nd. I’m just waiting to see what they have, and I’ve watched all their pay-per-views, and semi pay-per-views, and all that stuff.
I think that they’re putting out a f***ing amazing product, so, I just can’t wait to see how WWE responds. I know they have NXT on Wednesday nights, so we’ll see what happens there.”