• “I deserve to be in there more than anybody else” – Mr. Hughes On The WWE Hall Of Fame
During an interview with WSI’s James Romero, former WWF wrestler Mr. Hughes talked about his feud with The Undertaker in 1993.
While talking about The Deadman getting inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame, he said he’d like to be inducted too:
“It was awesome working with the guy. Nice guy, and for him to finally [join the WWE Hall of Fame], because I think it was him that decided, ‘Yeah, go ahead, put me in the Hall of Fame, I’m ready now.’
I’m looking forward to getting in there one day myself. I deserve to be in there more than anybody else.”
To prepare him for a feud with The Undertaker, Vince McMahon booked him, Ted DiBiase and IRS to defeat Kamala & The Nasty Boys, with Hughes getting the pin on Kamala.
Below is what Hughes said about this:
“Vince goes, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, I’ve got plans for him. You’re gonna get [the victory] on Kamala.’ Now that’s a shoot. That happened in the dressing room.
That’s what Vince told DiBiase, ‘No, we’re gonna get it on Kamala. I got plans for that dude.’ After that, that’s when The Undertaker thing happened.”
The Undertaker defeated Hughes in every match they had, both on TV and at House Shows.
Hughes worked for the WWF in 1993, 1997 & 1999. He returned as the bodyguard of Triple H in 1997 and the bodyguard of Chris Jericho in 1999. He also worked for WCW & ECW.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 28, 2009) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost legendary Old School Wrestler “Playboy” Buddy Rose (Real name: Paul Perschmann) at the age of 56 due to diabetes.
He was considered a Legend in several territories such as Verne Gagne’s AWA and Don Owen’s Pacific Northwest, but also made a name for himself in the WWF during the 80s.
Buddy Rose (as The Executioner) wrestled Tito Santana in the opening match of the first ever WrestleMania in 1985.
When he returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1990, he was used mainly as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’.
In 2019, Buddy Rose was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual Legacy Wing inductions.
† REST IN PEACE BUDDY ROSE
November 27, 1952 – April 28, 2009