• Former WWF Wrestler Passes Away, WWE Issues Statement
Former WWF/ WCW/ ECW wrestler Tracy Smothers has passed away at the age of 58 after battling cancer for a long time. He had announced in November 2019 that he was battling Lymphoma.
WWE issued the following statement on his death:
“WWE is saddened to learn that Tracy Smothers passed away today at the age of 58.
A native of Springfield, Tennessee, Smothers teamed with Steve Armstrong, as his career began in Florida Championship Wrestling. The duo competed in WCW as The Southern Boys and The Young Pistols and were engaged in a long rivalry with The Fabulous Freebirds tandem of Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin.
After another stint on the independent wrestling circuit, Smothers began wrestling in WWF as Freddie Joe Floyd. Smothers shared the ring with icons such as Triple H and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during his time with WWF. Later, the wrestling veteran had a memorable run with ECW.”
WWE is saddened to learn that Tracy Smothers passed away today at the age of 58.
WWE extends its condolences to Smothers’ family and friends. https://t.co/wdclVdB1n0
— WWE (@WWE) October 28, 2020
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 28, 1991) – WWF MSG House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 28, 1991, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The results can be found here:
The Texas Tornado defeated Big Bully Busick
The British Bulldog wrestled Irwin R. Schyster to a time-limit-draw
The Mountie defeated Jim Neidhart
Ric Flair defeated Roddy Piper
Big Boss Man defeated Colonel Mustafa
WWF Intercontinental Title: Bret Hart (C) defeated The Mountie
El Matador defeated Hercules
WWF Tag Team Titles: Animal & Hawk (C) defeated Earthquake & Typhoon by DQ