• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 28, 2006) – Old School WCW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2006, we lost Old School WCW Veteran “Hail” Emory Hale at the young age of 36 due to kidney failure.
Some of you will certainly remember the 6-foot-9 wrestler from his World Championship Wrestling days with Jimmy Hart as his manager, mostly wrestling on the weekly C-shows like WCW Saturday Night and WCW WorldWide.
After his time in WCW, Hale worked for Jimmy Hart’s XWF in 2001 & 2002, before he had to retire from professional wrestling, because of a kidney transplant in 2003.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
December 13, 1969 – January 28, 2006
• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (January 28, 1984) – WCCW TV
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 28, 1984, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.
The show was pre-taped in Dallas, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several WCCW Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– The Junkyard Dog vs. Kamala
– Ron Cheatham vs. Mike Von Erich
– Jimmy Garvin vs. Chief Whitecloud
– The Destroyers & The Missing Link vs. Kerry Von Erich, Chris Adams & King Parsons
• Edge’s New WWE Salary & Contract Details Revealed
As we noted before, WrestleVotes reported that WWE Hall of Famer Edge has signed a new 3 year contract with WWE, where he will be used as a “Special Attraction”.
According to talkSPORT, Edge is contracted to wrestle 3 matches per year in this 3 year deal. One of those matches for 2020 happened at Royal Rumble.
Edge is contracted to make 25 more WWE TV appearances.
For all of this work, Edge is making $3 million per year with WWE. His next match is rumored to take place at WrestleMania 36.
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