• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 8, 1966) – Old School Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1966, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Ed “Strangler” Lewis (Real name: Robert Friedrich) at the age of 75.
Being considered one of the greatest Pure Wrestlers & Shooters of all time, Ed won the World Heavyweight Championship 4 times during his long illustrious career, a belt that has its reigns recognized by the NWA under the NWA World Heavyweight Championship’s lineage.
In 2016 he was posthumously inducted into the Legacy Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.
† REST IN PEACE ED LEWIS
June 30, 1891 – August 8, 1966
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (August 8, 1998) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode aired earlier on the same day as the ‘WCW Road Wild 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Chris Adams vs. Jerry Flynn
– Horace vs. Barry Horowitz
– Norman Smiley vs. Johnny Swinger
– INT- Dean Malenko
– Villano IV & V vs. High Voltage
– Jay Leno/Kevin Eubanks training video
– Jim Neidhart vs. Road Block
– Meng vs. Hugh Morrus
– Damien vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
– INT- Giant, INT- Raven
– Saturn vs. Kanyon
– Kevin Nash/Lex Luger vs. Bryan Adams/Vincent
• Kane Reveals If He Plans On Returning To WWE After Becoming The Mayor Of Knox County
As we all know by now, Old School WWF Legend Kane is the new mayor of Knox County.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Kane revealed if he plans on returning to WWE after becoming the Mayor:
“WWE is always going to be part of me and hopefully I’ll always be part of it. I haven’t ruled out making special appearances every now and then. My main priority is being mayor, of course. My role in the WWE does bring a lot of attention to Knox County, so that’s cool. It’s just a matter of making sure everything I do — WWE or any other outside stuff — does not impact my role as mayor.”
You can watch Kane’s victory speech below (where he came on the stage with his old WWE theme song playing in the background):
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