• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Legend “Rugged” Ronnie Garvin (Real name: Roger Barnes) turns 74 today.
Garvin wrestled during the 60s, 70s, 80s & early 90s, and worked for several territories / promotions during his career, such as Jim Crockett Promotions, International Championship Wrestling , Georgia Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, the American Wrestling Association, Smoky Mountain Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation.
By far Garvin’s biggest accomplishment was winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair on September 25, 1987.
Ron is the stepfather of Fabulous Freebirds member “Gorgeous” Jimmy “Jam” Garvin, but was not related to his kayfabe/storyline brother Terry Garvin.
He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which many experts do believe, will happen eventually.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONNIE GARVIN!
• Naomi Takes A Shot At WWE Regarding WrestleMania 35 Match
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Naomi was set to compete in a Fatal 4 Way #1 contenders match, with the winner earning a SmackDown Women’s Title match at WrestleMania 35.
However, this match was cancelled when Asuka lost the SmackDown Women’s Title to Charlotte Flair on this week’s episode.
Yesterday, WWE announced that the second annual WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal will be taking place at WrestleMania 35 (most probably on the Kickoff Show).
WWE announced the following participants for this match:
– Mandy Rose
– Sonya Deville
– Nikki Cross
– Dana Brooke
– Ruby Riott
– Liv Morgan
– Sarah Logan
– Mickie James
– Zelina Vega
Naomi, who won the inaugural WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal last year on the WrestleMania 34 Kickoff show, tweeted the following regarding this match:
Y’all sure this ain’t going to get cancelled too? Btw thank you so much for the opportunity https://t.co/mr2GCUgrMj
— Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) March 29, 2019