• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 11, 2012) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2012, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Red Bastien (Real name: Rolland Bastien) at the age of 81 due to alzheimer’s disease.
During the 50s, 60s & 70s, Red Bastien wrestled for various territories, such as the American Wrestling Association, the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Pacific Northwest Wrestling, NWA Big Time Wrestling, … among many others.
He’s mostly remembered for discovering bodybuilders Steve Borden (Sting) & Jim Hellwig (The Ultimate Warrior) and talked them into becoming professional wrestlers.
† REST IN PEACE RED BASTIEN
January 27, 1931 – August 11, 2012
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— Wrestling The Way You Remember It! (@SethHanson1982) February 24, 2018
• Former WWE Wrestler Rips RAW Underground, Says It Shows How Fake Wrestling Is
WWE’s newest concept, RAW Underground, features worked shoot fights (MMA style) between WWE wrestlers during the 3rd hour of RAW.
We noted earlier how WWF Veteran & UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock wasn’t impressed with the fights on RAW Underground.
Below is what “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” tweeted:
“Hey @WWE and @shanemcmahon next time you guys want to do some worked shoots on #RawUnderground and actually make them look good, you got my number, give me a call!”
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) August 11, 2020
Former WWE Superstar Ryback isn’t impressed with the concept at all. He thinks it exposes the pro-wrestling business.
Below is what “The Big Guy” tweeted:
“Raw Underground is great at exposing the intensity and aggression that is lacking overall on their programming. Let’s remind the people left watching how fake the wrestling is though multiple times in the show. Wrestling is supposed to be the Illusion of a real fight. ?”
Raw Underground is great at exposing the intensity and aggression that is lacking overall on their programming. Let’s remind the people left watching how fake the wrestling is though multiple times in the show. Wrestling is supposed to be the Ilusion of a real fight. ?
— The Big Guy (@Ryback) August 11, 2020
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