• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 7, 1989) – WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1989, we lost Old School WWF Legend Haystacks Calhoun (Real name: William Dee Calhoun) at the age of 55, after he lost his left leg because of his diabetes 3 years earlier.
At the peak of his professional wrestling career, Calhoun weighted 640 lbs which means that he is in the Top 10 of the heaviest pro Wrestlers of all time.
In 2017, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.
† REST IN PEACE HAYSTACKS CALHOUN!
(August 3, 1934 – December 7, 1989)
• Former World Champion Comments On Refusing To Cut His Hair During A Storyline
During a recent edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, former World Heavyweight Champion Christian revealed why he refused to cut his hair during the Un-American storyline.
Below is what Christian said:
“To me, it was just if something is really going to work you have to believe 100% in what you’re doing. I just didn’t believe in this particular character not that I didn’t want to or I didn’t want to try, I just didn’t believe in it.
It’s hard to go out there and fake your way through something when you aren’t invested in it 100%. I had every intention of making it work but it just wasn’t me so it was hard to go all in on that when it wasn’t me. That’s what it was for me anyway.
Yeah, I didn’t cut my hair because — I wanted to, but I wanted to be… and I knew there could be some pushback on this but I didn’t want it to be something where I wasn’t sure what the shelf life of that team was gonna be and I wanted it to be if I wasn’t going to be Edge and Christian anymore, which I probably should have cut my hair then when we first broke up and I’ve said it before that I was too immature enough to realize I should have completely done the change then but I didn’t.
At that point with the Un-Americans I wanted to wait until the spotlight was on myself as a singles character when it really meant something, that was my mindset.”