• “Just before we were informed, Vickie Guerrero ran out crying” – Former WWE Referee On The Chris Benoit Incident
During a recent appearance on UnSKripted podcast, former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas talked about the Chris Benoit incident and what happened backstage when the shocking news was announced.
Here’s what Korderas said:
“Oh my goodness. It was heartbreaking. Heartbreaking. We knew something was up, we got called in to…we were in Corpus Christi, Texas, we got called into the arena for a meeting.
And just before we were informed, Vickie Guerrero ran out crying. And that’s when we knew something wrong was happening and then we were informed, that was it. We weren’t doing a show that night, it was horrible. Horrible news.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 7, 1985) – WWF The Wrestling Classic
On this day in Old School Pro Wrestling history on November 7, 1985, the WWF aired ‘The Wrestling Classic’ LIVE on PPV from The Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, Illinois.
This pay-per-view is remembered for 2 major things, the long anticipated one-on-one match for the WWF World Heavyweight Title between Champion Hulk Hogan and his archnemesis “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, as well as a 16 man elimination tournament.
On a side note, fans were able to win a Rolls-Royce in a seperate contest during the PPV.
Here are the results:
Adrian Adonis defeated Corporal Kirchner
Dynamite Kid defeated Nikolai Volkoff
Randy Savage defeated Ivan Putski
Ricky Steamboat defeated Davey Boy Smith by forfeit
Junkyard Dog defeated The Iron Sheik
Moondog Spot defeated Terry Funk by count-out
Tito Santana defeated The Magnificent Muraco
Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Orton by DQ
The Dynamite Kid defeated Adrian Adonis
Randy Savage defeated Ricky Steamboat
The Junkyard Dog defeated Moondog Spot
Tito Santana wrestled Paul Orndorff to a double count-out
WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Roddy Piper by DQ
Randy Savage defeated The Dynamite Kid
Junkyard Dog defeated Randy Savage by count-out