• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 22, 1995) – AWA Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1995 we lost legendary AWA Veteran Jerry Blackwell at the age of 45 due to complications from several injuries, after a car accident a few weeks earlier.
Not many people remember this, but HulkaMania was actually born during Hulk Hogan’s AWA feud with Jerry Blackwell, when the Hulkster turned babyface in the process.
† REST IN PEACE JERRY BLACKWELL!
• Goldberg Is Sick Of Hearing “2 Moves” Crap, Says He Can Give More
During a recent edition of Booker T’s Heated Conversations podcast, WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductee Goldberg talked about being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, his last WWE run & more. Below are the highlights:
On if he ever thought that, coming from WCW, he would ever be going into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“Hell no! Let’s be perfectly honest man. You asked me and I answered it. You lived right next to me for a long period of time. I think it’s a shock to a lot of people. I think that by Brock making them bring me back and by them giving me the opportunity I maybe showed a little bit of something worthy of an accolade of some sort.”
On how it feels to be going into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“The only negative to it is that it kind of makes you feel mortal. That’s all. I don’t like there to ever be an end to anything. As long as I’ve got two feet and walk and kick and punch with my hands there is always a possibility that I’ll headbutt someone to sleep.”
On his last run in WWE:
“If you are given an opportunity you have to take it. I was limited with my repertoire because of… everything. Because of storyline or whatever it may be. I would have loved to have given more. The Goldberg and the “two move” crap, I am so sick of hearing that!”
On how he felt after his WrestleMania match against Brock:
“Being older, how did I feel afterwards? I think my groin turned black. The back of my right leg turned black I think like two weeks after Mania. I think my body was in shock. I was ready to go that night and I was waiting for Brock to hit me with like ten more suplexes. I was amped. If there was ever a time I realized a good formula it was that night. I was so relaxed.”