• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 18, 2005) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2005, we lost Old School NWA/WCW/WWF Veteran “Pistol” Pez Whatley (Real name: Pezavan Whatley) at the age of 54 after a heart attack.
Some 80s NWA fans might also remember him as Shaska Whatley, which was his name during the feud with “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant.
Later in his career he worked as a “jobber to the stars” for the World Wrestling Federation in 1990 & 1991 and then for WCW during the early & mid 90s.
† REST IN PEACE!
• Big Title Change Taking Place At Raw 25?
On next week’s historic Raw 25 episode, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns will defend the Intercontinental Championship against former 7 time Intercontinental Champion, The Miz.
Word going on is that Reigns will drop the Intercontinental Title to The Miz on this go-home episode of Raw for Royal Rumble 2018 PPV and then turn his focus on to the Universal Championship during the Road To WrestleMania 34.
As we noted multiple times before, plan for WrestleMania 34 is to do Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship. Lesnar & Reigns faced each other back in the main event of WrestleMania 31, but there was no clear winner as Seth Rollins cashed-in his Money In The Bank contract and turned it into a Triple Threat match.