• Former WWE 24/7 Champion Is Coming Back To Wrestling After Being Badly Affected By COVID-19
Mojo Rawley hasn’t wrestled since June 2020 and was released from WWE in April 2021 due to budget cuts.
Rawley posted a video on Instagram to announce his return to pro-wrestling, after he was badly affected by COVID-19 in 2020.
Below is what he said:
“I’ve been asked a ton about when I’m coming back to wrestling or if I’m officially retired, so let me go ahead and answer that now.
About 19 months ago, I got COVID extremely badly. I had to go to the hospital, I almost died, and my lungs were just in really bad shape – so much so that in the beginning I couldn’t have any extra pressure on my lungs or else it would suffocate me.
I couldn’t even speak for days on end because I couldn’t get enough air in to talk. Maybe the scariest part of the whole thing was the fact that the doctors had no idea what to say because it was so new.
But fast forward 19 months later, and I’m not quite 100 percent, but I’m getting pretty close. My training has been kicked up and I’m feeling good enough to announce officially that I’m coming back to wrestling, baby.
COVID thought it got me, but it must have forgot – I stay hyped!”
Mojo Rawley (age 35) signed with WWE in 2012. He won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the WrestleMania 33 Kickoff Show in 2017. He is also a 7-time 24/7 Champion.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 31, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IV’ event.
The match-card can be found right here:
– The Junkyard Dog vs. Tiger Chung Lee
– Greg The Hammer Valentine vs. Scott Casey
– Sam Houston vs. Steve Lombardi
– The Hart Foundation vs. SD Jones & Omar Atlas
– Randy Savage vs. Terry Gibbs
– Bad News Brown vs. Rex King
– The British Bulldogs vs. Barry Horowitz & Dusty Wolf