• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 73rd birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Dick Murdoch (Real name: Hoyt Murdoch).
During his long illustrious career, Dick Murdoch wrestled for several different territories such as the World Wrestling Federation, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, Florida Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Council & Mid-South Wrestling.
His last major appearances came in 1995, when he was an entrant into the 30 man Royal Rumble match at the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1995’ PPV, and lost a Legends match to “Chief” Wahoo McDaniels at the ‘WCW Slamboree 1995’ PPV.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
August 16, 1946 – June 15, 1996
• Jim Ross Recalls Hearing A Plan About Murdering Vince McMahon
During a recent edition of Grillin’ JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recalled a story of going to a meeting with Bill Watts during a time when Vince McMahon’s WWF was getting popular and hurting NWA.
During this meeting, JR revealed that he heard a plan about Vince McMahon getting murdered.
Below is the story:
“We’re getting ready to have lunch, that suspicious mystery lunch. And we had our break, and I make my way to the men’s room. I go into the first available stall. Might have been the only stall in there. And I get down to do my business, and here comes a bunch of guys walking in off of that meeting.
Famous wrestling promoters. Hall of Fame men. Some of the most famous men in pro wrestling history, are in my little bathroom. And I’m sitting there trying to be discreet. You ever try to be discreet when you really need to go? It’s hard, it’s very sad. It’s really sad.
Anyway, they start talking about Vince. So one voice, very distinctive voice, says, ‘I could have the motherf***er killed for $700. Why don’t we just do that?’ Then like I was surrounded by a bunch of little David Copperfields, my feet started elevating off the floor of the bathroom. Because I didn’t want anybody to see there’s anybody in there.
They hadn’t noticed, they hadn’t said anything. And so that was kind of where that ended. They washed their hands, and I can’t wait to lower my feet back to the floor because my abdomen was hurting, ’cause I was in bad shape. And they leave.
So I come out — I finished my thing and washed my hands, believe it or not. I said, ‘Cowboy, well that was interesting.’ He says, ‘What?’ And so I told him. He says, ‘Aw, sh*t. They’re just flapping their gums, kid. They ain’t gonna do sh*t. They couldn’t agree who’s gonna put the $700 in, if that was what they’re gonna do.’ He said, ‘We’re leaving. And we’ll go someplace else and have a good lunch, besides this sh*t.’
Cowboy was more interested in the lunch we had, we got a few names of talents that were interested and things were going on. We had some big shows coming up, so if you get a date on Harley, or a date on this guy or that guy, all helped. ’cause he’s not gonna join the Alliance.
So he said, ‘We’re going home because they’re done. They’re gonna repeat the same stories this afternoon they did this morning, except they’re gonna be longer and slower. And we’re out of here. Before we get through out last meeting, we’ll be back in Bixby.’ So that’s what we did.
So the thought of killing Vince McMahon. The thought was not really expounded upon, like ‘Yeah, how do we go about doing that? Where would it be,’ whatever. It was basically a matter of fact, ‘Hey, I got a guy who’ll kill him for $700.’ So okay, I need to doo-doo and move on down the road.”
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