• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (October 22, 1987) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Paul Orndorff vs. Hercules
– King Kong Bundy vs. Sivi Afi
– Interview w/ Macho Man Randy Savage
– The “Girls In Cars” Music Video From Piledriver The Album
– WWF Update
– Tito Santana vs. Haku
– The Young Stallions vs. Mike Sharpe/Dave Wagner
– Don Muraco vs. Kim Chee
– Interview w/ Hulk Hogan
– Nikolai Volkoff vs. Billy Jack Haynes
– Interview w/ Killer Bees
– The British Bulldogs vs. The New Dream Team
• John Cena Reacts To Roman Reigns’ Battle With Leukemia
As we noted earlier tonight, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns relinquished the Universal Championship in the opening segment of RAW because he has been living with leukemia for 11 years and it’s back.
Below is what WWE posted regarding this:
“In the opening moments of Raw, Roman Reigns emerged to announce that he had been living with leukeimia for 11 years and the disease’s return would force him to relinquish the Universal Championship and take a leave of absence from WWE.
Dressed in street clothes, The Big Dog mingled briefly with fans at ringside before dropping the persona of Roman Reigns to address the WWE Universe as Joe and detail his history of living with leukemia.
In an emotional but optimistic address, Reigns recounted his initial diagnosis and remission in late 2008 and thanked the WWE Universe for making his dreams come true. He said he was going to go home to focus on his family and health, but made one thing clear on the way out: “This is by no means a retirement speech.”
Speaking of the “faith” that had carried him through his life, Reigns promised the WWE Universe that he would return to “swing for the fences” at whatever curveballs life threw at him, with a final sign-off before a tearful embrace with The Shield atop the ramp: “I will beat this, and I will be back, so you will see me very, very soon.””
Below is what Reigns’ former opponent, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena tweeted regarding this sad news:
‘Courage – strength in the face of pain or grief.’ You have given us your everything including a courageously vulnerable moment. We, your WWE family, give you all of our love and support. #ThankYouRoman #NeverGiveUp
— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 23, 2018
WATCH: Fan Throws A Tennis Ball At John Cena, Fails Miserably: