• R.I.P. André The Giant – 25 Years!
With the legendary Old School Wrestler André The Giant passing away 25 years ago today, on January 27th 1993, the biggest André Fan, expert & historian Chris Owens, who also runs an André Tribute account on Facebook, had the following to say about remembering one of the greatest of all time:
“It’s hard to believe that a quarter of a century has come and gone since Andre left us. It’s been gratifying to see how he is still honored and adorned by fans worldwide over the years. He left us with a legacy and memories that will be cherished for a long time to come.”
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (JANUARY 27, 1986) – The Dream Team Interview
On this day in 1986, Jesse “The Body” Ventura interviewed The Dream Team, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine & their manager “Luscious” Johnny V (Johnny Valiant).
You can watch that interview here:
• Jerry Lawler On If Him & Jim Ross Took A Nap At Raw 25
During a recent edition of Dinner With The King podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler addressed the photo of him and Jim Ross from Raw 25 that went viral, where it appeared that both of them took a nap during the show.
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Below is what Lawler said about it:
“Our monitors were small and they were down at the lower part of the desk. This picture was taken during a commercial break. The headsets were a little different. I don’t know what the deal was with the chairs, but they were not comfortable, they were not the chairs that were ordinarily used. So during the show, while we were doing the commentary, in order to see the monitor right, I would have to sit up straight and almost lean forward to be able to watch the monitor.
So then, when a commercial break came, I would take that opportunity to kind of sit back and really, just sort of stretch my back. JR was texting. I don’t know how he does it. JR multitasks. He’ll be texting while he’s doing the broadcast, so that’s what he was doing. Throughout the entire show, he did a lot of texting or maybe tweeting. I did a little bit myself.
But anyway, somebody catches that one particular shot and then they put it out on the internet and man, it was all over the place… I know JR was really sensitive to it. It upset JR because that just wasn’t the case. I mean, good gosh, nobody went to sleep during the broadcast of the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw.”