• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 9, 2017) – WWF Veteran Passes Away
On this day in 2017, we lost Old School WWF Tag Team Veteran Timothy Well (Real name: Timothy Alan Smith) at the age of 55 due to kidney failure .
Most Old School fans remember him from the WWF Tag Team ‘Well Dunn’, which was him and Steven Dunn. They wrestled on WWF TV from 1993 till 1995 and appeared in the 1995 Royal Rumble match.
In various other territories they were mostly known as ‘The Southern Rockers’ Rex King (Timothy Well) & Steve Doll (Steven Dunn).
† R.I.P. TIMOTHY WELL
September 8, 1961 – January 9, 2017
• Eric Bischoff Reacts To AEW Doing “Bash At The Beach” Next Week
As we noted earlier, AEW will present a special “Bast At The Beach” edition of Dynamite next week and WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page will be wrestling on the show (tap here for more details).
During a recent edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff gave his thoughts on AEW using “Bash At The Beach” name:
“My first reaction was ‘that’s great!’ because it’s such a great, you know, it’s got such great history.
It’s a legacy within the wrestling community. When you say Bash at the Beach everyone knows what that is. Hulk Hogan turning heel – Bash at the Beach. So many things happened at Bash at the Beach.
It was one of WCW’s tentpole PPVs and there was a lot of brand equity in that PPV brand. I was excited that somebody had the foresight to say ‘hey, this is available, take that!’
As long as they are doing enough other things to differentiate themselves, to truly present something that the audience recognizes as a real alternative and not kind of, sort of an alternative.
I would caution them to not do too many WCW legacy PPVs. They need to create their own unique, really cool branded events.”
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