• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 28, 2005) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2005, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Skip” Chris Candido (Real name: Christopher Candito) at the young age of 33 due to a blood clot.
If you were watching the World Wrestling Federation during the New Generation Era, there’s a big chance you remember him as part of the WWF World Tag Team Champions ‘The Body Donnas’, managed by his real life girlfriend Sunny.
He also wrestled as Chris Candido for Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action.
† REST IN PEACE SKIP!
March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005
• AEW TV Announcement Coming
During a recent interview with Cheddar, Old School WWF Legend & All Elite Wrestling Superstar Chris Jericho had the following to say regarding AEW TV:
“May 25th is the first show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We sold it out in 4 minutes, 12,000 tickets.
So there’s a lot of buzz about AEW, and in the fall — we’re gonna be starting our weekly television on a huge cable company that we’re gonna be announcing very soon so, it’s not a competition, it’s just an alternative and it’s something that I think people and wrestling fans are waiting for because it’s been a long time with just the WWE, just one company.”
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• Former WWE Writer Takes A Shot At WrestleMania
Former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz took a shot at WrestleMania’s length by tweeting the following:
#AvengersEndgame just proved you can be action packed, funny, emotional, intense with a gigantic cast and still clock in at just three hours. Your move Wrestlemania.
— Brian Gewirtz (@bfg728) April 26, 2019
For those who don’t know, WrestleMania 35 was the longest WWF/E PPV ever as it lasted almost 7.5 hours (pre-show + main show).