• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 27, 1993) – André The Giant Passed Away
On this day in 1993, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The Eighth Wonder of the World” André The Giant (Real name: André René Roussimoff) at the age of 46 due to congestive heart failure, which was most likely a result of his gigantism / acromegaly.
André wrestled for various promotions during the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s, but is best remembered for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (fka WWWF) where he worked from 1973 to 1991.
His biggest moment came in 1987 when he “passed the torch” to Hulk Hogan in the legendary main event of WWF WrestleMania III. Hogan bodyslamming him is still referred to as “the slam heard around the world”.
In March 1993, André The Giant became the first ever inductee into the newly founded WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.!
May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993
• Brawl Angle Takes Place After NXT TakeOver: Phoenix (Video)
After last night’s NXT TakeOver: Phoenix event went off the air, a brawl angle took place between NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, Adam Cole and The Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Aleister Black.
You can watch it below:
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Triple H said the following regarding this brawl during this post-TakeOver Q&A segment:
“Yeah, things got a little heated. Not on the air on the Network, not part of the TakeOver event. Things got a little bit heated, but everything’s under control now.
A lot of competitive people, tempers boiled over… but we’ll settle it all.”
Below are the complete results from NXT TakeOver: Phoenix:
– NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The War Raiders def. Undisputed ERA (c) to win the Titles
– Matt Riddle def. Kassius Ohno
– NXT North American Championship Match: Johnny Gargano def. Ricochet (c) to win the Title
– NXT Women’s Championship Match: Shayna Baszler (c) def. Bianca Belair to retain the Title
– NXT Championship Match: Tommaso Ciampa (c) def. Aleister Black to retain the Title
WATCH: Former WWE Star Jack Swagger Wins His MMA Debut: