• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 2, 1996) – Old School WWF Celebrity Passed Away
On this day in 1996, we lost Old School WWF Celebrity Ray Combs at the age of 40.
Ray Combs was well known as the host of the famous TV game show “Family Feud” from 1988 until 1994, which included an episode that featured ‘The World Wrestling Federation vs. The World Bodybuilding Federation’.
In 1992, he served as a guest ring announcer at WrestleMania VIII and later also became a guest commentator for the ‘Hart Family vs. Shawn Michaels & The 3 Knights’ match at the Survivor Series 1993 PPV.
† REST IN PEACE RAY COMBS
April 3, 1956 – June 2, 1996
• Hall Of Famer Has Turned Down WWE’s Offer To Manage Matt Riddle
During a recent interview with cbr.com, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle revealed that he was offered the role of Matt Riddle’s manager on SmackDown, but he turned down the offer.
Below is what Angle said:
“I think that Matt Riddle is going to be one of the faces of the [WWE], he has all the ability. His personality is great. At first, it’s a little odd. But once you get to know him, he’s very likable. And that’s what he’s going to get from the fans.
They’re going to love this kid. And he proves it in the ring. He’s phenomenal in the ring. There’s no doubt about that. But his whole bro gimmick thing works really well. And he’s going to do extremely well.
WWE has offered me a job to manage him. Unfortunately, I turned it down due to a few different reasons, but I would have loved to manage him. It just wasn’t the right time.”
While Angle isn’t going to manage Riddle, he still introduced him last week on SmackDown.
You can watch Riddle’s intro vignette below: