• Old School NWA Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 78th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Jack Brisco (Real name: Freddie Joe Brisco).
Jack Brisco became a 2 time NWA World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Harley Race in 1973 and Giant Baba in 1974.
But for most of his career Jack formed a Tag Team with his real life brother Gerald Brisco and together they wrestled as “The Brisco Brothers”.
During the 60s, 70s & early 80s they toured the territories and wrestled for promotions like Georgia Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions and Championship Wrestling from Florida.
They also held minority interests in Georgia Championship Wrestling, which they used (in addition to Jim Barnett’s vote) to overrule Ole Anderson and sell the company and their weekly “World Championship Wrestling” TV show to Vince McMahon in 1984. The infamous “Black Friday” followed, when McMahon and the WWF were seen on TBS.
The Brisco Brothers also joined the World Wrestling Federation that year but retired a few months later in early 1985.
In 2008, both brothers were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by John “Bradshaw” Layfield.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 21, 1941 – February 1, 2010
• Matt Hardy Wants To Bring Back His “Version 1” Character In WWE
During a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, SmackDown Superstar Matt Hardy revealed that he wants to bring his “Version 1” Character back in WWE.
Below is what Hardy said:
“I would like to incorporate ‘Version 1’ at some point just because people bereave the Matt facts and the entrance music. I do, to a degree. So that’s definitely something I game plan, but there’s also new stuff.
There’s a couple of other things in the back of my mind that I would like to utilize, but I would like to be this crazy, constant stream of change character on television.”
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