• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 14, 1979) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1979, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Billy McGuire at the age of 32 in a motorcycle accident.
Him and his brother Benny McGuire not only wrestled as “The McGuire Twins”, by far the heaviest Tag Team in professional wrestling history, but they also made the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Heaviest Twins”.
At his heaviest, Billy was 784 lbs on his own and together they weighed around 1500 lbs.
During their professional wrestling career in the 70s, the McGuire Twins wrestled all over the United States in several territories, as well as Canada & Japan.
They were also famous for riding on their Honda motorcycles, which they were referenced for in many different TV shows & movies over the years.
† REST IN PEACE BILLY MCGUIRE!
December 7, 1946 – July 14, 1979
• Chris Jericho Cut His 1st Unscripted Promo In 20 Years At AEW Fight For The Fallen
During media interviews after last night’s AEW Fight For The Fallen, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho talked about his interview with Jon Moxley, his promo on Adam Page & more.
Below are the highlights:
On his interview with Jon Moxley on Talk Is Jericho:
“[Moxley] thought about it for weeks about what he was going to say. I think it really kind of exposed and opened up a lot of Pandora’s boxes about what it’s like in WWE.
This is not a burial of WWE. When you work there, it’s how it is. If you work in a factory and they tell you that you have to put this box in this conveyer belt every day and that’s how you make your money, then you do it, and if you don’t like it you go somewhere else. That system is very confining when it comes to a lot of creativity.”
On his promo on “The Hangman” Adam Page at AEW Fight For The Fallen:
“Tonight is the first time in 20 years that I’ve ever done a promo with no script, with no approval of what I say and really with no idea of what I’m going to say.
I was just knowing that I have a point and some directions that I may or may not want to go… when Hangman got busted open that changed the entire design of the promo and it was very liberating.
I think it worked out very well and of course I can do it, but we’d never, ever get that chance to do that in WWE. So it’s the other side of the coin, if you want creative freedom, we can give you that in AEW. I think that’s one of the reasons why there’s such a buzz about the company, it’s because the fans can feel that.”
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