• Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Bill Fralic turns 56 today.
Bill competed in the 20-man WWF/NFL Battle Royal at WWF WrestleMania 2 (1986) but returned years later in 1993 as a participant in the ‘Stars and Stripes Challenge’ aboard the USS-Intrepid, trying to bodyslam the then 550 lbs WWF World Heavyweight Champion Yokozuna, but was unsuccessful in doing so.
It’s possible that one day he might be inducted into the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, considering that some celebrities were inducted for doing a lot less in Professional Wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL FRALIC!
• Former RAW Champion Says He Hasn’t Left WWE, In-Ring Return Could Still Happen
During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s podcast, former RAW Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy talked about taking time off from WWE programming, his in-ring future & more.
Below is what Hardy said about his recent retirement tease:
“People had quoted that I had left WWE and threw around the word ‘retirement’. But typically when someone teases it, it’s retirement but I never said retirement.
I said that I needed to go home, which I really did after being there for a year-and-a-half and working on a full time schedule the entire time I was there.
Obviously, I am not a spring chicken anymore. I have been doing this for 26 years in October. I needed to go home and needed to address some issues that I was having with my lower back and my hips.
If I can bounce back from those issues and get back into the ring and be physical in the ring that is great, and if I can’t then I will do whatever we need to do on air to be entertaining for Matt Hardy. But as far as leaving WWE that hasn’t happened.
I am still with WWE. Being off gave us time to work on this first episode of House of Hardy special on the WWE Network. I am still with WWE full-fledged. I am waving the flag. I am in the trenches. I have been off TV for a little bit to take care of some injuries.”