• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 26, 2008) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2008, we lost Old School WWF Veteran “S.D.” Special Delivery Jones (Real name: Conrad Efraim) at the age of 63 due to a stroke.
S.D. Jones was one of the most famous babyface ‘Jobber To The Stars’ of all time.
Jones wrestled mostly for the World Wrestling Federation during the 70s & 80s and did his last televised WWF jobs in 1990.
He was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019 as part of their annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.
† REST IN PEACE S.D. JONES
March 30, 1945 – October 26, 2008
• Chris Jericho Says Vince McMahon Is A Genius For Not Doing RAW/SmackDown vs. AEW Dynamite
During a recent appearance on Wrestling Daft podcast, AEW World Champion Chris Jericho talked about Seth Rollins calling AEW a minor league and NXT vs. AEW.
Below is what Jericho said:
“NXT is still the minor league. Those guys are still unknown performers, it’s not a competition to us and I knew we’d win because we have more star power.
When you look at the end of our first week of TV who was out there at the end? Chris Jericho – we know him! Dustin Rhodes – we know him! Jon Moxley – we know him, he used to be another name and but we know who that is. Jim Ross is commentating – I know that guy!
Our competition is RAW, is SmackDown, is Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, and all those guys!
I think it was a stroke of genius by Vince McMahon to put NXT against us because it took the focus off ‘the main show and AEW’ and put it on ‘the minor league and AEW’.”
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