• Old School WCW Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 49th birthday of Old School WCW Veteran Doc Dean (Real name: Ian Dean).
Doc Dean used to be a famous wrestler in England (UK, Europe) during the 80s & 90s, often teaming up with British wrestling legend Robbie Brookside, who is now a coach at the WWE Performance Center.
In 1997, after a successful NJPW tour, Doc Dean was signed to a contract by Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling promotion, but despite having high hopes, he ended up being used only as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ for his entire WCW run.
In 1998, he left the company and retired from Wrestling all together.
Ian passed away in Florida, where he lived ever since he came over to the United States.
REST IN PEACE DOC DEAN!
July 3, 1970 – August 13, 2018
• FOX Wants Donald Trump To Appear On WWE SmackDown
According to Tom Colohue, FOX officials want WWE Hall of Famer (Celebrity Wing) and current US President Donald Trump to appear on SmackDown Live when the show moves to their network.
FOX officials have floated this idea with WWE officials about Vince McMahon pitching this move to Trump. No word yet on if this will actually happen.
As we have noted before, WWE officials are planning some big things for SmackDown’s debut on FOX.
Joe Peisich released the following information on Barnburner Radio Network about WWE’s plans for SmackDown’s debut on FOX:
“WWE is sort of pushing a panic button and trying to call former guys, new guys, whatever — they’re trying everything here.
I have also heard that for the first SmackDown on FOX in LA, they’re trying to get The Rock (who hasn’t appeared on WWE TV in over 3 years), they are trying to get [Mr. Money In The Bank] Brock Lesnar, they are trying to get Ric Flair into it.”
There’s a possibility of Lesnar cashing-in his Money In The Bank contract during SmackDown’s debut episode on FOX (tap here to know more).