• Chris Jericho Donates $5,000 To Late WWF Legend’s GoFundMe
As we reported, Old School WWF Tag Team Legend Butch Miller of The Bushwhackers passed away late in the night from April 2nd to April 3rd, at the age of 78.
He became severely ill a few hours earlier and was brought to hospital, where he passed away in ICU.
Butch’s long-time Tag Team partner Bushwhacker Luke Williams took to Facebook to remember his close personal friend, who was most certainly like a brother to him:
“I lost my friend, brother and tag team partner of over 50 years with the passing of Bob ‘Butch’ Miller.
My heart goes out to his wife Helen, his lovely daughters Sharon and Kirsten and all of his grandchildren.
From the early-1970s when we were young mates wrestling for John da Silva in New Zealand, my first impression of Bob ‘The Chest’ Miller (as he was called in those days) was that he was a first-class redneck, and what bloody redneck he was!
But he was also an all-around good guy and a great friend.
By the time we reached our mid-20s, we found ourselves traveling the world together, from New Zealand to Australia to Malaysia, Singapore and Japan, before ‘invading’ the North American territories in Canada and the United States as The Sheepherders.
In 1988, we were in our 40s and still at the top of our game when we got a call from the offices in Connecticut with an offer to join the largest and fastest growing wrestling promotion in the world, the WWF/E- The Bushwhackers were born!
As The Bushwhackers we appeared in the largest venues in the world, in front the the biggest crowds professional wrestling had ever seen! And we were eventually honored by our fans and peers with our inclusion in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2020.
We did it all, we saw it all, and we accomplished it all together.
This past weekend in Los Angeles, Bob flew in from New Zealand to join me for WrestleMania weekend and the related festivities, neither of us knowing it would be our last days together and his last days of life.
If you were to read the story of my life it would say that I am only child, but it would be wrong.
In life I had a brother and his name was Bob Miller.
I love you, Bob. Until I see you again, WOOOOAHH YEEEEAAHH!”
A GoFundMe has been set up to cover the medical and funeral costs of Butch. Almost $12,000 have been raised so far, with the goal being $50,000. Tap here if you’d like to donate.
WWF Legend & current AEW Superstar Chris Jericho donated $5,000 to help Butch’s family.
† Rest In Peace Bushwhacker Butch Miller
October 21, 1944 – April 2, 2023
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 5, 1993) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Virgil
Bob Backlund vs. Kim Chee
Damien Demento vs. Jim Brunzell
The Steiner Brothers vs. The Beverly Brothers
Jerry Lawler vs. Jim Powers