• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 21, 1985) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1985, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Eddie Graham (Real name: Edward Gossett) at the age of 55 due to a multiple gunshot suicide.
Most people remember him for being the ‘Championship Wrestling from Florida’ (CWF) promoter from 1971 till he committed suicide in 1985.
Unfortunately his son, Old School Wrestling Veteran Mike Graham (in 2012) and his grandson (in 2010) committed suicide in a similar way as him.
In 2008, Eddie was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
† REST IN PEACE EDDIE GRAHAM
January 15, 1930 – January 21, 1985
• Christian Says AEW Shouldn’t Make The Same Mistake TNA Made
During a recent interview with TV Insider, former World Heavyweight Champion Christian talked about The Edge & Christian Show on the WWE Network, All Elite Wrestling & more.
Below are the highlights:
On The Edge & Christian Show on the WWE Network:
“I’m excited to work with all the talent, because many are playing against type of what you’re seeing them portray on television on a weekly basis. We try to have a fun environment when there’s not the pressure of live television. It’s just a very easygoing atmosphere with tons of room to ad-lib and make things your own.
We definitely had certain people in mind for different skits. Bray Wyatt, for me, from the first season and second with the midwife skit, which was to me, so funny. Then there was Samoa Joe with the Girl Scout cookies. Even doing throwbacks with the superstars of the past. I think everyone really has delivered, and I’m just really happy with how the season has gone.”
On All Elite Wrestling:
“I think that they need to focus on themselves. I think the knock TNA had is they seemed to worry too much about what WWE was doing instead of focusing on their own. That would be the way to go, in my opinion. As far as new signing Chris Jericho goes, he is obviously one of the biggest names in the history of the industry.
So that is a major feather in their cap right off the bat that they are legit and going to try to make it work. Otherwise, Chris is a professional. He wouldn’t have attached himself to it if he didn’t think AEW had a bright future.”
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