• Jay Leno Releases Statement After Burned Face Accident
Former Tonight Show host and WCW celebrity wrestler Jay Leno (age 72) has been hospitalized due to severe burns.
According to TMZ, the left side of Leno’s face got burned after one of the cars in his Los Angeles garage ‘erupted into flames without warning’. The flames did not penetrate his eyes or ears though.
He was admitted to the Grossman Burn Center in California. Leno was scheduled to appear at The Financial Brand conference on Sunday, but the organizers said he couldn’t appear due to a very serious medical emergency.
Aimee Bennett (Director of strategic communications at the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center in Los Angeles) issued the following statement about Leno:
“Jay Leno wants everyone to know that he is in stable condition. He is in good humor and is touched by all the inquiries into his condition and well wishes. He wants to let everyone know he is doing well and is in ‘the best burn center in the United States.'”
Leno then issued the following statement to USA Today:
“I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.”
For those who don’t remember, Leno competed in a match in World Championship Wrestling.
At the WCW/nWo Road Wild 1998 pay-per-view, Leno teamed up with Diamond Dallas Page to defeat Hollywood Hogan & Eric Bischoff in a tag team match.
Leno pinned Bischoff to win the match for his team. You can watch it below:
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (November 14, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘Starrcade 1987’.
The card can be found below:
Steve Williams vs. Rex King
Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin vs. Eric Long & Gary Phelps
Ricky Santana vs. Bob Emory
Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Washington & El Negro
Ivan Koloff & The Warlord vs. Curtis Thompson & Max McGyver
Lex Luger vs. Tony Suber
Larry Zbyszko vs. Ricky Nelson
Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert vs. Knight & Fox
Barry Windham vs. Cougar Jay
Luke Williams & Johnny Ace vs. David Isley & Tommy Angel
Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr. vs. Alan Martin & The Menace