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BREAKING NEWS: Old School Wrestling Legend Passes Away

RIP Rest In Peace

• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (March 7, 2001) – WCW Thunder

On this day in 2001, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Bi-LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Greed’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

1. Shawn Stasiak vs. Norman Smiley

2. Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias vs. Jason B. & Scotty O

3. Shane Helms vs. Elix Skipper

4. WCW US Title: Rick Steiner vs. Hugh Morrus

5. Chuck Palumbo vs. Lex Luger

6. Lance Storm vs. Konnan

7. WCW World Heavyweight Title: Scott Steiner vs. The Cat

• BREAKING NEWS: Old School Wrestling Legend Passes Away

We just received word that Old School Wrestling Legend The Destroyer (Real name: Richard Beyer) has passed away. He was 88 years old.

The Destroyer wrestled for various territories during the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, such as the American Wrestling Association (AWA), Worldwide Wrestling Associates (WWA), NWA Big Time Wrestling, NWA Los Angeles, Pacific Northwest Wrestling, as well as several Japanese Promotions.

Team WWF Old School extend our condolences to Beyer’s family, friends and fans.


(July 11, 1930 – March 7, 2019)

Here’s what his son, fellow professional wrestler Kurt Beyer, posted on his Facebook account:

“It is with a very heavy heart to let you know that Dad — aka The Destroyer, aka Doctor X, aka Dick Beyer, aka Coach — passed away shortly past Noon today. He was in bed at home, and was surrounded by all of his children and wife as he slipped peacefully away. I will have more to share later, but wanted you to hear this sad news from me first. Thoughts and prayers are most welcome at his time. Peace.”

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