• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 22, 1995) – AWA Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1995, we lost legendary AWA Veteran “Crusher” Jerry Blackwell at the age of 45 due to complications from several injuries, after a car accident a few weeks earlier.
Not many people remember this, but HulkaMania was actually born during Hulk Hogan’s AWA feud with Jerry Blackwell, when the Hulkster turned babyface in the process.
Blackwell ended up wrestling for Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association from 1979 till 1989.
Though he never won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, he did win the AWA World Tag Team Championship with Ken Patera in 1983.
† REST IN PEACE JERRY BLACKWELL
April 26, 1949 – January 22, 1995
• John Cena Gives An Interesting Reason Why He Wears Jorts In The Ring
During a recent appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena gave an interesting reason why he wears Jorts in the ring.
Below is what Cena said:
“If you look at my other options, it’s just underwear. So I wanted to do some sort of street clothes because my persona was a tough, wannabe rapper kid from the mean street of West Newbury.
Tough to do that in your underwear, tough to do that. So I also wore sneakers while most guys wear calf-high or knee-high leather boots.
So I’m pretty much in street clothes, and I chose denim because you don’t blow the crotch out of denim.
I tried cargo pants and in front of the world a few times – here I am trying to put my life on the line with a superstar that I’m trying to have a match with and everybody’s just looking at my d*ck.
So, denim is a safe play. And they’re back in, so I kind of stood the test of time!”
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