• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Sam Houston (Real name: Michael Smith) celebrates his 55th birthday today.
Houston is the brother of fellow Old School WWF Veteran Rockin’ Robin, the half-brother of WWF Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts and the son of NWA Veteran “Grizzly” Smith.
Between 1986 and 1994 he was married to Old School NWA Diva “The Perfect 10” Baby Doll.
Sam Houston wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1987 till early 1991.
In 1991 & 1993 he did a couple of House Show matches for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling and even a few televised jobs in 1993 & 1994.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM HOUSTON!
• More Big Names Announced For SmackDown 1000
The following things have been announced for next week’s SmackDown 1000:
– The Undertaker and Kane return to SmackDown
– Evolution reunites with Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair
– Rey Mysterio returns to face United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup qualifier
– Michelle McCool, Torrie Wilson, Vickie Guerrero and WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long return, plus others
– The following matches being advertised:
WWE Champion AJ Styles & Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz & Samoa Joe
Charlotte Flair, Asuka & Naomi vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch & The IIconics
– WWE Hall of Famer Edge returns to host ‘The Cutting Edge’
WWE posted the following regarding Edge’s return:
Edge returns for a special edition of “The Cutting Edge” at SmackDown 1000
“The Rated-R Superstar is coming home.
Edge is returning to host a special edition of his talk show “The Cutting Edge” next Tuesday as part of SmackDown’s historic 1000th episode.
The WWE Hall of Famer was responsible for many of the blue brand’s greatest moments, whether it was stepping up as one of the SmackDown’s premiere Superstars after the initial brand split in 2002, his unforgettable Money in the Bank cash-in on The Undertaker or running roughshod over SmackDown with General Manager Vickie Guerrero in his corner.
What will he have to say? Find out when “The Cutting Edge” returns during SmackDown 1000, next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA Network!”
WWE posted the following regarding The Undertaker’s return to the blue brand:
“On what is sure to be a historic night, one of WWE’s greatest legends will be in attendance, as The Undertaker will make his presence felt at SmackDown 1000.
The Phenom was the top dog on the blue brand for a number of years, leading the way as the World Heavyweight Champion while taking part in unforgettable rivalries against fearsome competitors like Batista, Edge, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton and his own brother, Kane.
Fresh off devastating Triple H & Shawn Michaels at WWE Super Show-Down, what does The Deadman have in store? Find out during SmackDown’s 1000th episode, next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA Network!”