• Old School NWA/WWWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 92nd birthday of Old School NWA/WWWF Legend Killer Kowalski (Real name: Walter Kowalski).
Kowalski wrestled from 1948 till his retirement from active in-ring competition in 1977.
In his pro-wrestling school, he trained several wrestlers, who eventually became famous stars on their own, such as “The Game” Triple H, Big John Studd, Chyna & Perry Saturn.
In 1996, Killer Kowalski was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by his former student Hunter Hearst Helmsley (now known as Triple H).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE!
• Former Women’s Champion Says Ric Flair Asked Her & Mickie James To Train Charlotte
During a recent interview with Landon Buford, former WWE Women’s Champion Victoria (Lisa Marie Varon) revealed that Ric Flair asked her and Mickie James to train his daughter, current WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair.
Below is what Victoria said:
“Ric asked if I could help train his daughter Charlotte along with Mickie James. I think I was the scheduled for an appearance that did not come through and to have Ric Flair call you and say train my daughter. How cool is that?”
Below is what Mickie James said about this:
“Ric really wanted us to train Charlotte before she was in the business. The only actual training I did with her was when I went down to NXT, but she was injured at the time. So, I never actually got to see her wrestle. I was down there for like a week at the training facility.
What I recall is Ric wanting Lisa and me to train Ashley (Charlotte Flair). I can confirm that Ric did express interest prior to her pursuing a career in wrestling and he wanted her to learn from who he considered the best. He has always been very kind to Lisa and me throughout our careers.”
Mickie James was then asked about Charlotte’s progress in the business so far and below is what she said:
“I think it is incredible, especially being that this wasn’t her dream. I think she was totally content with the life she was living at the time. I feel like Reid’s death was really the catalyst in her decision to go full force and pursue a career in wrestling after his passing.
Obviously, Ric Flair’s shoes are such big shoes to fill. He is considered the greatest of all time by many and certainly one of the greatest of all time, in my opinion, like Shawn Michaels, and the list goes on. I think that was certainly the catalyst for her desire to try to be the best.
She recognizes that she’s going to be constantly compared to her father and she wants to be at least perceived somewhat on that same level. Obviously, she’s done well for herself thus far.”