• Bushwhacker Butch Passes Away
We are saddened to report that WWF Tag Team Legend Butch of The Bushwhackers has passed away at the age of 78.
Jackie, the daughter of his long-time Tag Team partner Bushwhacker Luke, announced it on Luke’s Facebook account.
Here’s what she wrote:
Our dear Bob has passed away.
Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. We will always love you uncle Bob Miller.
Until we meet again.”
Butch Miller and his fellow New Zealand Tag Team partner Luke Williams originally started as heels called ‘The Sheepherders’, touring several NWA territories such as Jim Crockett Promotions, UWF Mid-South Wrestling & NWA Pacific Northwest during the 80s.
In January 1989, they joined the World Wrestling Federation as comedy babyface Tag Team ‘The Bushwhackers’, and despite them never winning any WWF titles and never rising above mid-card level due to their comedy status, they were so over with the fans that they were wrestling on WWF TV for almost 8 years till they were let go in the fall of 1996.
In 2015, The Bushwhackers Butch & Luke were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their former flagbearer (on NWA TV) “Johnny Ace” John Laurinaitis.
REST IN PEACE BUTCH
October 21, 1944 – April 3, 2023
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 3, 1982) – WWF All Star Wrestling
On this day in 1982, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All Star Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Fieldhouse in Hamburg, Pennsylvania and featured matches & interviews with several 1982 WWF Wrestling Superstars.
You can find the card below:
Ivan Putski vs. Tony Colon
Swede Hanson vs. Barry Hart
Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura vs. Steve King & Terry Gunn
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Jeff Craney
Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow vs. Charlie Fulton & Baron Mikel Scicluna
Jimmy Snuka vs. Mac Rivera