• Former WWF Wrestler Died In An Accident 23 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 40
On this day in 1998, we lost Old School WWF Wrestler Battle Kat aka Brady Boone (Real name: Dean R. Peters) in a car accident at the young age of 40.
He did jobs on WWF TV for a few years before adapting the gimmick of ‘Battle Kat’, a character based on Battle Cat from the ‘Master of the Universe’ franchise.
When Brady was released from the World Wrestling Federation in November 1990, WWF enhancement talent Bob Bradley took over under the Battle Kat costume.
† REST IN PEACE BATTLE KAT
August 22, 1958 – December 15, 1998
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 15, 1997) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1997’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Ray Traylor vs. Vincent
Disco Inferno vs. Yuji Nagata
Dave Finlay vs. Dean Malenko
Juventud Guerrera & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psicosis & La Parka
Scott Hall vs. Chris Jericho
The Steiner Brothers vs. Konnan & Scott Norton
Randy Savage vs. Booker T
Chris Benoit vs. Scotty Riggs
Buff Bagwell vs. Lex Luger
Ric Flair vs. Curt Hennig