• Lex Luger On If Vince McMahon Really Doesn’t Have Any Control In WWE Anymore
During an interview with ComicBook, Old School WWF/WCW Legend Lex Luger was asked his thoughts on Vince McMahon’s retirement from WWE from all roles.
Below is what The Narcissist / The Total Package said:
“I think that there’s a lot of really good people in place in the company. Triple H and Stephanie (McMahon), the baton is being passed.
I think he will still, behind the scenes I’m sure, since that’s his daughter and Triple H his son-in-law, I’m sure he will still have some influence and some input as well.”
While Vince is gone from WWE, he is still the majority shareholder in the company.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 9, 1980) – WWF Showdown at Shea 1980
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 9, 1980, Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wrestling Federation held a taped event at the world famous Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York infront of 36,295 Fans.
After 1972 and 1976, this was the third and also ended up being the last “Showdown at Shea” event the WWF held there.
Here are the results:
The Hangman defeated Rene Goulet
Ivan Putski defeated Johnny Rodz
Angel Marvilla defeated Jose Estrada
The Fabulous Moolah & Beverly Shade defeated Kandi Malloy & Peggy Lee
Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Greg Gagne defeated Rick McGraw
Pat Patterson defeated Tor Kamata via DQ
WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship: Tatsumi Fujinami (c) defeated Chavo Guerrero
WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship: Antonio Inoki defeated Larry Sharpe
André the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Tony Atlas defeated Ken Patera (c) via countout
WWF World Tag Team Championship: Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales defeated The Wild Samoans (c)
Steel Cage: Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko