• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 3, 2017) – Legendary Old School Announcer Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost legendary Old School Announcer Lance Russell at the age of 91.
Lance Russel is well remembered as the voice of the Memphis Wrestling territory that during his career changed it’s name from NWA Mid-America to CWA Continental Wrestling Association and later on to USWA United States Wrestling Association.
Russel also worked for Ted Turner’s WCW World Championship Wrestling from 1989 till 1993, as well as for Jim Cornette’s SMW Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1995.
REST IN PEACE!
• Cody Rhodes Says Bullet Club Could Come To WWE In 2019
After NWA World Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes won the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship at NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed, he was interviewed by Wrestling Inc and was asked about his future and a possible return to WWE after he becomes a free agent on January 1, 2019.
Below is what Cody said:
“It’s kind of a tricky subject because I had a great time in WWE. There were highs and lows but I cut my teeth there. I met my wife there.
Everyone has different opinions and it’s hard to get the opinion of someone when it’s, ‘Hey what do you wanna do? What is the next thing you wanna do?’ There’s five of us that’s a core unit that plan to stick together and hopefully we can really do that. I don’t want to make any judgments as I’ve had a great time with these guys. I’d like The Elite to continue and I’d like to bring you guys something like an All In sequel.
In 2019, there’s more wrestlers with no fear than ever before. I don’t fear anything. I don’t fear Vince McMahon. I don’t fear Triple H. I don’t fear Hunter [Johnston] from ROH. I don’t fear Gedo from [New Japan]. I do the best job I can do and the guys I link up with do it the exact same way. And I think that’s good for wrestling.
Well my own promotion is still ROH. I know the big what-to-do is, oh, January 1 we are going to show up on WWE… Pretty possible.
But my own promotion is still ROH and I love ROH. The ROH world champion, Jay Lethal, if you recall my very first match [at Final Battle 2016]: Jay Lethal, Hammerstein Ballroom. Just beat the hell out of him. Just embarrassed him. The whole franchise act – whack, whack, whack, Cross Rhodes 1-2-3. Wouldn’t that be something?”