• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 86th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Ox Baker (Real name: Douglas Baker Sr.).
Baker most famously competed in several different territories during his long, illustrious career, including the WWWF/WWF, NWA (JCP), AWA, NJPW, WCCW, GCW, CWF, CWA, AJPW, … & many more.
Those of you who didn’t see him in the ring during his professional wrestling career, will certainly remember him for his role in John Carpenter’s movie “Escape from New York”, where he was fighting Kurt Russell.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
April 19, 1934 – October 20, 2014
• Dustin Rhodes Might Retire This Week, AEW Stars React
Old School WWF Veteran & current AEW Superstar Dustin Rhodes (fka Goldust) will face Kip Sabian in a TNT Championship tournament match on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
While promoting this match, Dustin said he will retire if he fails to beat Sabian.
Shocking clip from the next episode of “Road To”:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 18, 2020
AEW stars then had the following reactions on Twitter:
Chris Jericho: Looking forward to commentating the last match in the stellar career of @dustinrhodes this week on @AEWonTNT!
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) April 18, 2020
MJF: Thank god. Good riddance.
Brandi Rhodes: I think you still have it in you @dustinrhodes. You’re in the best shape of your life. Yes @TheKipSabian is a top contender. Yes @thePenelopeFord is crafty. But I’m in your corner Chicken. I’m not letting you go down without the fight of your life. Let’s go!
Taz: I have to weigh on this, I know @dustinrhodes a long time. I have had the opportunity to share lockerrooms/rings with him for years. I truly feel he’s at his best NOW. His cardio, lean muscle mass along with a clear mind…. hoping he doesn’t ride off into the sunset just yet.
Jim Ross: @dustinrhodes we need you in @AEWrestling and you’ve never been a smarter, more skilled in ring psychologist. Your Dad told me once that when we turn in our jerseys we’re no longer in the game that we love. Think this through.
Tony Khan: 1 week ago we celebrated @dustinrhodes’ birthday + his amazing career spanning 5 decades. There is hyperbole in wrestling but it’s no stretch to say Dustin’s better than ever today; I hope he’ll reconsider. @TheKipSabian carries a 2020 record of 6-3, same as Dustin. This is crazy.
Kip Sabian: Cry me a river…. Well, guess it’s going to be a nice milestone sending @dustinrhodes off into the sunset. You’ve had a great career, enjoy the last few days of being a pro wrestler Copper Bill.
Lance Archer (who is going to face the winner of Dustin Rhodes vs. Kip Sabian): You should retire @dustinrhodes because if you beat @TheKipSabian (which he shouldn’t want to win and have to face me) Then I’ll end you in a way that will be considered “cruel and unusual” NO ONE in @AEWrestling is ready!
WATCH: Major Botch On AEW Dynamite: