• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 68th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Jumbo Tsuruta (Real name: Tomomi Tsuruta).
As an Amateur Greco-Roman Wrestler Tsuruta competed in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, before becoming a professional wrestler, who worked for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) among several other territories.
The highlight of his career was without a doubt becoming the AWA World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Nick Bockwinkel on February 23, 1984.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
March 25, 1951 – May 13, 2000
• Kenny Omega & Young Bucks Reveal Which WWE Stars They Would Like To See In AEW
During a recent appearance at C2E2 event in Chicago, All Elite Wrestling’s Executive Vice Presidents Kenny Omega & Young Bucks were asked which WWE Stars they’d like to see in AEW.
Below are their answers:
Matt Jackson: “Female-wise, obviously, I want Candice LeRae. For male, this is a safe answer because he just re-signed, AJ Styles.”
Nick Jackson: “Candice for sure would be the goal and I’ll go with Kevin Owens.”
Kenny Omega: “There are a ton of fantasy matches that sometimes you just won’t be able to see because worlds can’t, or won’t, collide. I still do believe in a future where they will. I’m crazy that way.
For a female superstar, this is going to be a little biased on this one. This is something that came off the top of my head because I think she’s very talented but also a very kind soul, and that’s Kairi Sane.
For the male, I don’t want any repeats. Everyone knows that I wanted AJ, I want him bad. But man, I’ve wanted to work more in-depth, and I guess it’s not one guy, but I really want to work more with New Day.
If we’re talking about fantasy opponents and all that, I don’t know, I really want to wrestle guys like John Cena or Seth Rollins.
These guys that have got a little bit of chip on their shoulder. And I don’t mean that I want to show that I’m better or anything, I just want to work with these alpha-male-type dudes, ya know?
I want to work with guys that really think that they’re the best: guys that have shown that they maybe are in the conversation for being the best. I think that makes magic.”