• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 78th birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran “Mr.” Masa Saito (Real name: Masanori Saito).
Mr. Saito won the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team titles on 2 occasions with his Tag Partner, the late great Mr. Fuji.
He had successful runs in a lot of different promotions over the years, but his biggest claim to fame is probably the infamous McDonalds incident, where he and Ken Patera got arrested in 1984.
Saito became the AWA World Heavyweight Champion in 1990 by defeating Larry Zbyszko, but lost it back to him a few weeks later at SuperClash 4.
He passed away on July 14th 2018 at the age of 76 due to complications of Parkinson’s disease
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
February 1, 1942 – July 14, 2018
• Booker T Reacts To Brock Lesnar – Matt Riddle Confrontation Backstage At Royal Rumble 2020
As we noted before, Brock Lesnar and Matt Riddle had a confrontation backstage at Royal Rumble 2020.
talkSPORT revealed what Lesnar said to Riddle backstage at Royal Rumble 2020:
“According to a WWE official, Lesnar is said to have approached Riddle backstage and grabbed his shoulder to get his attention.
Then, Lesnar said: ‘Kid, you might as well stop saying my name and tagging me in sh*t because you and I will never work together. Ever.'”
During a recent edition of his Hall Of Fame podcast, two time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T said the following regarding this situation:
“Watch what you say first and foremost, Matt, because guys out there can really make you look like something that you really aren’t.
You got to know somebody first in order to do something like that. This ain’t the UFC. Where you see these guys talking so much smack to each other back and forth and what not.
Now on the other hand, when the Corey Graves thing started. When all of those reports started coming out, I called Corey Graves and said ‘Don’t say nothing just let it ride. Let’s see if you get a few clicks out of this. Let’s see if we get a few followers.’
And it became something, but we both knew what was up. Everybody else thought Corey and I had a lot of heat already, so if they think we have heat, let’s do something with it.
This is professional wrestling. This is not the UFC where it’s real, and it’s organic to where the fans are buying in to it. But with professional wrestling, it’s not like that. You don’t come in and go into business for yourself in professional wrestling.
Be careful what you say even if your are just messing around. Think about what you are going to say because people can take it and edit it and make it sound like what they want it to sound like and trust me that’s what you don’t want.
Lesson to be learned: Don’t work an angle unless you know the guy. It’s bad for business. That’s just the way I feel about it.”
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