• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 3, 2012) – A WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2012, we lost Old School (W)WWF Legend “Chief” Jay Strongbow (Real name: Luke Scarpa) at the age of 83.
The former 4 time (W)WWF World Tag Team Champion was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1994 by Gorilla Monsoon.
REST IN PEACE CHIEF JAY STRONGBOW!
• Hall of Famer Says “The Deadman Is Dead”, Disappointed With Taker-Cena Storyline
As we noted before, WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham noted on his Facebook account that he has zero interest in The Undertaker vs. John Cena match.
Below is what he posted:
“So I don’t know if the Undertaker has or will show up and answer Cena’s challenge to a match at mania 34. My question is at this point does anyone really care ? With all due respect to both men, the Taker just turned 53 and has had a hip replacement and was pinned last year by Roman Reigns. He then piled up his gear in the middle of the ring in a very strong symbolic message that he was retiring. Cena is doing great in Hollywood and needs to stay there as he has 15 years in with the WWE. This is as cold of a match that one could possibly find.”
In an update to this, below is Graham’s latest post about “The Deadman”:
“The Dead Man is Dead
I hate to say that about the most unique wrestler of all time, but it’s true. As one fan responded when he heard a “rumor ” that The Undertaker would go back to his old biker gimmick at mania to avoid the symbolic pile of gear he left in the ring last year at mania. That sir is a very good one actually. Honestly, when I hear Meltzer report that “Last Ride” to the ring gimmick I will believe it. But he also left a horrible match in that ring in his loss to Reigns. Taker was in so much pain from his hip being blown out I personally could see it all over his face.
I am a man who knows about pain, especially hip pain and that match was not a pretty sight. Really, I have never witnessed anything like what is happening now, with Cena basically turning himself heel with every promo he does about the Undertaker. Very sad for real.
Plus, what makes it overwhelmingly worse by Taker’s absence and silence is Lesnar and Reigns are going all out beating the crap out of each other to get their match over. I don’t care for either man but you got to admit they are indeed working like they are the main event at mania 34 and Taker and Cena are just another match. Truly disappointing.
Hey, check out this photo below from about 74 in the AWA. Great shot if you don’t mind me saying ! Superstar B.G.”