• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 28, 2009) – Old School WWF Manager Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost Old School WWF Manager Coach (aka “The Golden Greek” John Tolos) at the age of 78 due to kidney failure.
He did wrestle for various territories, as well as Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, during the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, before he joined Vince McMahon Jr.’s World Wrestling Federation in 1991 as heel manager The Coach.
Tolos only appeared on WWF TV for a few months in mid-91, managing then Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect and WWF newcomers The Beverly Brothers, before he left the promotion and joined Herb Abrams’ Universal Wrestling Federation.
† REST IN PEACE COACH!
September 18, 1930 – May 28, 2009
• Estimated Buys For AEW Double Or Nothing PPV Revealed
All Elite Wrestling aired their first-ever PPV, Double Or Nothing, this past Saturday and Rajah is reporting the following regarding the estimated buys for this PPV event:
“How many buys did All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing do? Heard that the number 100,000 was mentioned backstage but also hearing 200,000. I’d say 100k would be great, 200k impressive.”
Speaking of AEW, below is the match-card for their upcoming Fyter Fest event (which takes place on June 29 in Daytona Beach, Florida):
– Jon Moxley’s first match in AEW (opponent TBA)
– The Elite (The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega) vs. Pac, Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr.
– Cody Rhodes vs. Darby Allin
– Hardcore Match: Jebailey vs. Michael Nakazawa