• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 18, 2003) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2003, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend “The Original Sheik” The Sheik (Real name: Edward Farhat) at the age of 78 due to heart failure.
He used to be the promoter of NWA Detroit (aka Big Time Wrestling) from 1964 till the promotion closed its doors in 1980.
His last major TV appearance came in 1995, when he managed his nephew Sabu on WCW Monday Nitro.
† REST IN PEACE!
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• Former WWE Star Shows Off Completely Changed Physique Ahead Of His MMA Debut
Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) will be making his MMA debut at Bellator 214 event on January 26th.
He’s going to face J.W. Kiser in a Heavyweight bout.
Swagger has cut out the fat and is looking ripped ahead of his MMA debut. Below is a photo and video:
“Done sayin, I’m done playing…” @bellatormma
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— You Dont Know Jack (@RealJackSwagger) January 15, 2019
— You Dont Know Jack (@RealJackSwagger) January 16, 2019
Speaking of Swagger, he was recently interviewed by TMZ Sports and was asked why he thinks he’ll be different and better than CM Punk (who has a 0-2 record in MMA) in his MMA fight.
Below is what Swagger said:
“Why am I different? Oh gosh. I hate that I even have to answer this but I like you, so I will. I’m different for so many reasons. One, the weight class is different. Two, I’ve been wrestling since I was five years old, bro. Like I’ve had the bug since I was five years old.
Any form of wrestling I could get my hand on- I’m training, and I’m training at a competitive level and I’ll be honest with you. I was not good at wrestling until my balls dropped, I went through puberty; I put on some weight and I became athletic and less goofy.
But number one, I am different. I have that background to rely on. I’ve been in those spotlights, I’ve been on the national stage where everyone’s busting their a$$ for five months out of a year ready to perform.
I have over 150 Division 1 college wrestling matches, and I’m gonna rely on that as my amateur MMA and boxing career to help me out when the anxiety kicks in; when the bright lights start sweating but like…look at me. For the last twelve years, you tell me the date and the time and I’m there, I’m advertised, I’m performing at a high level…so I don’t know.
Well, I think the biggest thing you’re gonna see is the difference between me and then him, is that I am prepared. I am 100% prepared to take this fight; to go into that Octagon and go into the middle of that cage and inflict my will on anybody.”