• Hardcore Wrestling Veteran Bashes AEW For Fake Hardcore Matches
Until earlier this year, very few wrestling fans knew who Nick Gage was, but that changed when he was featured in a season 3 episode of the popular VICE documentary series ‘Dark Side of the Ring’.
In an interview with Busted Open Radio, Gage talked about the promotion he’s currently wrestling for, called Game Changer Wrestling (GCW).
Here’s what he said:
“You’re damn right we’re bringing that back to pro wrestling. That edginess. ECW is the perfect example. You guys started using the alternative music, guys were using tables. Especially back then when it was corny. And then it seems like the other wrestling companies are doing the same style matches.
AEW may be doing a little hardcore, but that’s fake sh*t man. They’re using that crushed f**king glass from movie sets and all that. They’re snipping their barbed wire. All our sh*t is real. Our barbed wire don’t get snipped, our glass is real. Yeah we’re bringing that edginess back man.”
Nick Gage will wrestle former WWE Superstar Zack Ryder (now wrestling under his real name Matt Cardona) at the upcoming GCW Homecoming event on July 24th.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 16, 2001) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2001, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy at the age of 40 due to a heart attack.
Gordy is mostly remembered as a member of The Fabulous Freebirds and got posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame with other Freebirds, Michael Hayes, Buddy Roberts & Jimmy Garvin, in 2016.
The famous faction even had a short stint in the World Wrestling Federation in 1984, but after a few weeks they were gone from the promotion.
However, Terry Gordy was last seen on WWF TV in 1996-1997 on his own, this time under a mask as The Executioner, feuding with the legendary Undertaker.
† REST IN PEACE TERRY GORDY
April 23, 1961 – July 16, 2001