• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Legend Baron von Raschke (Real name: James Raschke) celebrates his 79th birthday today.
He had a legendary career in both, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (AWA) and Jim Crockett Promotions (NWA), but also worked for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, where challenged Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1977.
At the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV, he managed The Powers of Pain, using the name “The Baron”.
Von Raschke’s last major appearance came at the ‘WCW Slamboree 1993: A Legend’s Reunion’ PPV, where he wrestled in a Tag Team match.
He hast yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARON VON RASCHKE!
• Change Expected For WWE Crown Jewel 2019 Match
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, it was announced that Seth Rollins will defend the Universal Championship against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a ‘Falls Count Anywhere’ match at WWE Crown Jewel 2019 PPV.
This would mean that Rollins is going to pull double duty at Crown Jewel 2019 as he’s also a part of the Team Hogan vs. Team Flair match (he’s the captain of Team Hogan).
However, that’s not the case.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Rollins is expected to be removed from the 5 on 5 tag team match and he’s only going to wrestle in one match at Crown Jewel 2019 – which will be against The Fiend.
Below is the current match-card for WWE Crown Jewel 2019:
– WWE Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Cain Velasquez
– Falls Count Anywhere Match For The Universal Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
– Tyson Fury vs. Braun Strowman
– Team Hogan vs. Team Flair: Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Rusev, Ricochet, TBA & TBA vs. Randy Orton, King Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura & TBA
– Tag Team Turmoil Match to crown WWE World Cup winner & Best Tag Team In The World: The New Day vs. The Viking Raiders vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party vs. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins vs. The Revival vs. The O.C. vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. The B-Team
– Cesaro vs. Mansoor
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