• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday Today
Today would have been the 98th birthday of Old School WWF/NWA Legend “The Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers (Real name: Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.).
The original Nature Boy had a long and illustrious career that saw him wrestle for several territories and lasted from his debut in 1939 until his retirement in 1983.
Rogers became the first ever WWWF World Heavyweight Champion in 1963, after he had already won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in 1961.
In 1994, he was posthumously inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by “The Hitman” Bret Hart.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.
February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992
• Cody Rhodes Reacts To Tye Dillinger Asking For His WWE Release
As we noted last night, SmackDown Live wrestler Tye Dillinger announced on Twitter that he has asked for his release from WWE.
Below is what he posted on Twitter:
“Before rumors begin to spread, let me set things straight ahead of time:
This evening, I requested my release from WWE. In the past 5 and a half years with them, I have seen and done some wonderful things. Things that I am very proud of and will never forget. I have met and have worked with unquestionably, some of the greatest talent on this earth and the pleasure has been all mine.
I feel at this time this decision, as extremely difficult as it was, is what is best for myself and WWE. I wish to continue to grow as a performer and offer those paying hard earned money to watch a show I’m performing on, a little more of myself.
To the male and female locker rooms, coaches and producers, to the production/ring crew, all the way up to the very top of WWE and most of all the fans…I wish you all the very best and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.”
— Ronnie Arneill (@perfec10n) February 20, 2019
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Below is what All Elite Wrestling’s Executive Vice President & former WWE wrestler Cody Rhodes had to say about Tye’s decision:
Fearless. I can’t wait to see what you do next. I wish you all the happiness in the world old friend.
Don’t settle. https://t.co/ZTcZtDiycf
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 20, 2019