• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 90th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Chief” Jay Strongbow (Real name: Luke Joseph “Joe” Scarpa).
Strongbow wrestled for several territories during the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, including Georgia Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling From Florida and the World (Wide) Wrestling Federation.
In 1994, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by his close personal friend Gorilla Monsoon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE!
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (October 4, 1997) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped at Dalton, Georgia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1997’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Billy Kidman vs. Alex Wright
2. Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
3. Brad Armstrong vs. Lenny Lane
4. Konnan vs. Jim Powers
5. DDP vs. Stevie Richards
6. Steven Regal vs. Scott Armstrong
7. Mike Rapada vs. Johnny Swinger
8. Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Hector Garza
9. NO DQ Match: Raven vs. Mark Starr
10. US Title: Curt Hennig vs. Chris Benoit
• Former World Champion Signing A New Deal To Work WrestleMania 35?
Former 6 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista will return to WWE programming after 4 years on October 16 at the historic 1000 episode of SmackDown – SmackDown 1000.
He will appear as a member of Evolution, along with Triple H, Ric Flair & Randy Orton.
According to the No Holds Barred podcast, Batista’s return isn’t expected to be a one-time thing.
It was noted that Batista is expected to sign a short-term deal, which will see him work Survivor Series 2018, Royal Rumble 2019 & WrestleMania 35.
Batista has noted multiple times in the past that he wants to return for one more match where he would like to face Triple H in a retirement match at WrestleMania.