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• Former WCW Wrestler Battling Severe Illness

In interviews with the Chicago Tribune and WGN, Old School WCW Veteran Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael revealed that he has been diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

ALS is a neurodegenerative neuromuscular disease and eventually causes paralysis and early death, usually from respiratory failure, so please include McMichael in your prayers.

Here’s what the SuperBowl XX champion had to say:

“I promise you, this epitaph that I’m going to have on me now? This ain’t ever how I envisioned this was going to end.

I want everybody to realize why they’re no longer going to see me around. I thought I was ready for anything, but man, this will sneak up on you like a cheap-shotting Green Bay Packer.

I’m not going to be out in the public any more, you’re not going to see me out doing appearances, hell I can’t even sign my name any more, and everybody’s going to be speculating, ‘Where’s McMichael, what’s wrong with him?’

I’m here to tell everyone I’ve been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, so I’m not going to be a public figure any more.”

Here’s a recent photo of McMichael:

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 23, 1990) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Earthquake vs. Paul Perez

– WWF Update

– The Hart Foundation vs. Pez Whatley/Bob Bradley

– The Brooklyn Brawler vs. Jose Luis Rivera

– WWF Event Center

– A Poem From The Genius

– The Bushwhackers vs. Scott Colantonio/Dale Wolfe

– Interview w/ Bad News Brown

– Rick Martel vs. Paul Roma

– A Vignette On Rick Rude Training

– Demolition vs. The Bolsheviks (WWF Tag Team Title Match)

– The Barbarian vs. Jim McPherson

– Brother Love Show: Jim Duggan Is His Guest

– Rhythm And Blues vs. Mark Freer/George Skaaland

– WWF Event Center

– Highlights Of The Rockers vs. The Orient Express (From WrestleMania 6)

– Marty Jannetty vs. Tanaka

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