• Famous Mexican Wrestling Legend Passes Away
WWE Ruthless Aggression Era veteran Super Porky (Real name: José Alvarado Nieves) passed away yesterday at the age of 58, but the cause of death has not be revealed yet.
He’s considered a Legend in Mexico after wrestling for the 2 biggest promotions of the country, Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) from 1978 until 2016 under the name Brazo de Plata.
✝️ La familia #LuchaLibreAAA Worldwide se une en oración por el eterno descanso de José Luis Alvarado Nieves “Brazo de Plata” “Súper Porky”.
Leyenda de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 🙏🏻
— Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (@luchalibreaaa) July 27, 2021
WWE fans will remember him as Super Porky from SmackDown’s so called Junior Division (2005-2006), where he wrestled midgets, despite being 5-foot-7 himself.
We extend our condolences to his family, friends and fans.
† REST IN PEACE SUPER PORKY
March 19, 1963 – July 26, 2021
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 27, 2000) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2000, we lost Old School WWF Legend Old School Wrestling announcer Gordon Solie (Real name: Francis Labiak) at the age of 71 due to throat cancer.
Gordon Solie was famous for doing commentary for various NWA territories like Georgia Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, USA Championship Wrestling, … among a few others, before ultimately staying with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling during the 90s.
He’s widely considered one of the greatest play-by-play announcers in professional wrestling history.
Solie was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008, by another great play-by-play commentator, Jim Ross.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
January 26, 1929 – July 27, 2000