• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 1, 1999) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1999, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Jos LeDuc (Real name: Michel Pigeon) at the age of 54 due to natural causes.
Jos LeDuc wrestled for several different territories in Canada and the United States during the 60s, 70s & 80s, mostly teaming with his kayfabe brother, Paul LeDuc, as The Leduc Brothers.
He briefly wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation between March and July 1988, but most famously had a role in the first ever movie Vince McMahon & the WWF ever produced: “No Holds Barred” starring Hulk Hogan.
† REST IN PEACE JOS LEDUC
August 31, 1944 – May 1, 1999
• Heath Slater Wasn’t Happy About His Spot At WrestleMania 28
Flo Rida’s several appearances in WWE led to confrontations with Heath Slater. But The One Man Band didn’t like one of them.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Slater noted that he didn’t like how Flo Rida pushed him backstage at WrestleMania 28.
Below is what Slater said:
“It’s one of those things man. That moment — that’s when Flo Rida pushed me and I went against the wall, right? Alright, get this sh*t. So, literally they wanted Flo Rida to do an interview. Just a little 20 second whatever. So, they’re like, ‘Heath, you wanna do this interview with Flo Rida? He’s gonna push you down’ or whatever.
I’m just like, ‘Sure, why not. It’s Flo Rida’. He’s actually a big dude. He was very popular back then, so I literally said, ‘Yeah sure, why not’ because I’ve always did that. I didn’t know how to say ‘no’ type deal, you know?
But what got me was when we were in there and he was pushing me, he legit pushed me about ten times against the damn cinder block wall to where I looked over at Road Dogg and I’m like, ‘Dogg, I’m not taking no more. This better be it.’ To where it was just like, ‘Yeah, I’m at WrestleMania for getting pushed down by Flo Rida but my goodness, this is the hardest back bumps that I’ve taken in years.’
So, it’s one of those things to where…yeah I’m on Mania for that and which it ain’t like, ‘Woo hoo! I got on WrestleMania and got beat up by Flo Rida.’ Nothing like that. It wasn’t one of those — I done forgot about it, being honest until you mentioned it.
I don’t take shame in doing stuff like that. If Snoop Dogg wanted to clothesline me and throw me over the top rope, sure. I’ll make it look like Hulk Hogan did it back in the 80s, you know what I mean? But it’s just one of those things where I don’t take — I’m not opposed to doing it. So, I don’t know if that answers your question but I do know that my goodness, he has a hard push and my back hurt, like legit.”
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