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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (JANUARY 16, 1993) -Razor Ramon vs. Buck Zumhofe

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired a match between WWF Superstar Razor Ramon and then WWF jobber Buck Zumhofe.

In 2014, Zumhofe was sentenced to 25 years in prison after s*xually abusing his daughter for 12 years.

You can watch the match below:

• Triple H Praises Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler’s Work On Commentary

During a recent interview with USA Today’s “For The Win”, Old School WWF Legend Triple H praised the commentary work of Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler over the years.

Below is what “The Game” said:

“Some people just have chemistry with each other. Jerry’s knowledge and understanding of the business, but also, Jerry’s so quick-witted. Just can turn situations humorous, and the inflection he can put in his voice – he’s just great at what it is.

And yet sitting next to JR as the straight man, who, when it comes to passion and intensity of sort of being that background music of what we were doing at that time. There’s nobody, especially in that time frame, who had that passion, that energy that JR did.

“Sometimes we’d be in the ring – it’s funny, things that you see that stand out – but I can remember so many times being in the midst of a big story or a big match, and the crowd’s just going crazy and it’s electric and all that. And as you’re lying on the mat, turning over I would look over and I would see JR, eyes bugging out of his head, on the edge of his seat almost to the point of standing.

It would be loud to the point that I couldn’t hear him in the arena, but I could see him – just his passion and energy matching every physical thing we were giving in the ring.

And it always stuck out to me that JR, I would watch him sometimes later when I wasn’t in the ring, and we had these little cameras that would show us the announcers if we needed to talk to them backstage at Gorilla position, and I would see JR in that camera, same thing.

Just on the edge of his seat like every fan in the arena, because at the end of the day he’s just a fan and he was going crazy for what we did, but that’s what made him so good. When you put that energy that he and Jerry brought together, it was magical.”

Below is what Jerry Lawler tweeted about this:

• New United States Champion Crowned On SmackDown Live

On tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live, “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal and “The Glorious” Bobby Roode advanced to the United States Title tournament finals by defeating Xavier Woods & Mojo Rawley respectively.

After Roode won his semi final match, he was confronted by Mahal & The Singh Brothers. This led to SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan coming out and announcing that the final match of the US Title tournament will take place tonight instead of next week.

In the main event of SmackDown Live, Roode nailed Mahal with a Glorious DDT and pinned him to capture the United States Championship.

This is Roode’s first Title reign on the WWE main roster.

        
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