• Old School ECW Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 54th birthday of Old School ECW Veteran “Big” Val Puccio.
Puccio also used to wrestle for the World Wrestling Federation during the early 90s, but only appeared on House Shows and never on TV.
A lot of 90s wrestling fans remember him for his 1995 stint in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, where Val was a member of The Full Blooded Italians, short “FBI”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
June 9, 1965 – January 7, 2011
• Former WWE Wrestler Appears At NJPW Dominion 2019 PPV, Jon Moxley Makes An Announcement
At today’s NJPW Dominion 2019 PPV, Katsuyori Shibata appeared and introduced Kenta (f.k.a Hideo Itami in WWE).
Kenta appeared in a ‘Takeover’ shirt and noted that he wants to show fans “Kenta’s professional wrestling”. Kenta then entered the G1 Climax Tournament.
Kenta was released from WWE earlier this year in February.
In the opening match of the show, IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose in WWE) defeated Shota Umino in under 4 minutes.
Moxley then announced that he wants to enter the G1 Climax.
Below are the results from NJPW Dominion 2019 PPV so far:
– IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley def. Shota Umino
– Shingo Takagi def. Satoshi Kojima
– Jyushin Thunder Liger and Yoshi-Hashi def. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr.)
– Taguchi Japan (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and Ryusuke Taguchi) def. Bullet Club (Jay White, Chase Owens and Taiji Ishimori)
– NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Tomohiro Ishii def. Taichi (c) to win the Title.
– IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) (c) def. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil and Sanada) to retain the Titles.
– IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay def. Dragon Lee (c) to win the Title.
– IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: Tetsuya Naito def. Kota Ibushi (c) to win the Title.