• Old School ECW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Veteran Hollywood Nova (Real name: Mike Bucci) celebrates his 47th birthday today.
After a few televised jobs on WWF TV in 1993, Bucci joined Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1995 to form the bWo, a parody of WCW’s nWo, as “Hollywood Nova”, alongside The Blue Meanie as “Da Blue Guy” and Stevie Richards as “Big Stevie Cool”
When both The Blue Meanie & Stevie Richards left the company, Mike was just known as “Super Nova”.
He wrestled in ECW till the bitter end in January 2001, but later made a name for himself, when he joined the WWE and became Simon Dean (2004).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON DEAN!
• Chris Jericho Clears Up Confusion Regarding A Line That Dean Ambrose Refused To Say About Roman Reigns
During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho, former WWE wrestler Dean Ambrose noted that Vince McMahon wanted him to say a very bad line about Roman Reigns’ leukemia diagnosis when he was playing a heel on WWE TV and he refused to say it.
Below is what Ambrose said:
“It is the worst line. I’m not going to say it on the air, I’ll tell you after we’re done. It would have been like a thing where someone would had to get fired, maybe me. They might have like lost sponsors, like the Susan G. Komen and all of that.”
A reddit user went on to claim that Jericho revealed this line backstage at AEW Double Or Nothing (as this podcast was taped before that PPV) and below is the line that Ambrose refused to say:
“I don’t know who’s more of a dead man walking, Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns. Only difference I’m gonna kill Seth, and God is gonna kill Roman.”
A fan asked Jericho about this on Twitter and Jericho said that the reddit user is lying:
Total lie. https://t.co/txtVo4yA6z
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 4, 2019