• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 15, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Salvatore Bellomo vs. Johnny Rodz
– Ray Stevens & Buddy Rose vs. Jerry O & Curt Hennig
– Rocky Johnson vs. Tony Russo
– Swede Hanson vs. Jeff Craney
– Mr. Fuji vs. Eddie Carson
– Eddie Gilbert & Tony Garea vs. Frank Williams & Mac Rivera
– The Wild Samoans vs. Tony Rico & Pete Sanchez
– Pedro Morales vs. Bob Bradley
• BREAKING NEWS: Rocky Johnson Passes Away
We just learned that Old School WWF Legend Rocky Johnson passed away earlier today at the age of 75.
Rocky Johnson wrestled for many different territories from his debut in 1964 until his retirement in 1991, but was most famous for his 1982-1985 run with the World Wrestling Federation, where he and Tony Atlas became the first black Tag Team to win a major World Tag Team Championship.
Nowadays, everyone knew him as the father of the #1 actor in Hollywood, fellow WWF Legend “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson.
It was The Rock, who inducted his dad into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
We extend our condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and fans.
REST IN PEACE ROCKY JOHNSON
Horrible news to pass along. We just learned that Rocky Johnson passed away today at the age of 75. His accolades in this business, all the people he influenced, all his accomplishments, and we are so deeply sorry and wish his family nothing but the most love at this time pic.twitter.com/3AvzVwylPH
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) January 15, 2020