• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 16, 2002) – Old School ECW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2002, we lost Old School ECW Wrestler Big D!ck Dudley (Real name: Alex Rizzo) at the young age of 34 due to kidney failure.
He was a founding member of The Dudley Boyz faction (before it became just a Tag Team of Bubba & Devon) and wrestled for Paul E. Dangerously’s Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion from 1994 till 1999.
REST IN PEACE BIG D!CK DUDLEY!
• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Johnny Rodz (Real name: Johnny Rodriguez) celebrates his 80th birthday today.
He wrestled for the World (Wide) Wrestling Federation from 1965 till 1985, and got inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1996 by Arnold Skaaland.
Rodz is responsible for training a lot of famous Old School Stars, such as Tommy Dreamer, Tazz, The Dudley Boyz, Big Vito, … & many more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY RODZ!
• Hulk Hogan Responds To Rumors Of His WWE Return Being Near
Multiple sources have recently reported that “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan’s WWE return is near. During a recent interview with The Buffalo News, Hogan addressed those rumours.
Below are the highlights from this interview:
On his past comments:
“People know me. I’m human being like anybody else, and sometimes, people make mistakes. When they do, you watch that person a little bit more closely than you did before to see what kind of person they really are. I just want people to judge me by my actions, not a few misspoken words. To those few fans who feel (hurt), I’m forever sorry, and I’ll do whatever I can to make them feel comfortable with me.”
On rumors of his WWE return being near:
“Until you hit a home run, it’s not a home run. All these things say it’s imminent or rumors, that’s like saying ‘maybe, possibly, could be.’ Until I’m back home with the WWE, I’m not home. Hopefully some day I can go back home and be with my family, the wrestlers and all the people I love. I just really, really hope it happens.”
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