• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 21, 2016) – Old School WWF Manager Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School WWF Manager Frenchy Martin (Real name: Jean Gagné) at the age of 66 due to bladder and bone cancer.
The French-Canadian used to wrestle during the 70s & 80s and he was still an active professional wrestler when he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1986.
In late 1987, he became the manager of fellow french-canadian Dino Bravo, whom he managed till April 1989, when “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart became Bravo’s new manager.
In between Frenchy Martin also managed Jos LeDuc during LeDuc’s short WWF run in 1988.
By mid-1990, he retired and left the WWF for good, only to become the head booker for IWA in Puerto Rico.
REST IN PEACE FRENCHY MARTIN!
• Evolution Member Appearing At WWE Evolution PPV – Possible Role Revealed
According to PWInsider, two time WWE Hall of Famer and Evolution member “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is set to appear at WWE Evolution PPV.
Ric will either appear in a backstage segment with Charlotte or accompany her to the ring during her “Last Woman Standing” match with Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Below is the current match-card for WWE Evolution:
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nikki Bella
– Last Woman Standing Match For The SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
– Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Alexa Bliss & Mickie James
– NXT Women’s Championship Match: Kairi Sane (c) vs. Shayna Baszler
– Mae Young Classic Final: Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm
– #1 Contenders Women’s Battle Royal
20 names have been announced so far for the Women’s Battle Royal and you can check them out below:
– Michelle McCool
– Torrie Wilson
– Kelly Kelly
– Alundra Blayze
– Molly Holly
– Maria Kanellis
– Mandy Rose
– Sonya Deville
– Nia Jax
– Dana Brooke
– Alicia Fox
– Ember Moon
– Peyton Royce
– Billie Kay
– Tamina Snuka