• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 61st birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend “Dr. Death” Steve Williams.
During his career, Williams wrestled for some of the biggest and most famous wrestling companies ever, such as the World Wrestling Federation (1998-1999), World Championship Wrestling (1988-1990, 1992, 1999) , Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996, 1997), UWF/Mid-South Wrestling (1982-1987) and All Japan Pro Wrestling.
In 1995, Jim Ross pushed hard for Vince McMahon to bring Dr. Death to the World Wrestling Federation, with J.R. intending to get a legitimate tough guy who could shut up The Kliq and be immune to their bullsh*t and backstage politics.
Williams received an offer and was already booked to win the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and get the main event push that came with it, but unfortunately he was still contractually obligated to work several upcoming AJPW shows, so it was impossible for him to accept the WWF’s offer.
He was the favorite to win the infamous Brawl For All tournament in 1998/1999, but competed with an injury, which caused him to lose to Bart Gunn, who ended up winning the entire thing.
Steve was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of their annual “Legacy Wing” inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
May 14, 1960 – December 29, 2009
• New Champions Crowned On Tonight’s SmackDown
In the first match on tonight’s SmackDown, the team of Tamina Snuka & Natalya defeated Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.
Tamina hit Nia with a Superfly Splash and pinned her to pick up the win.
This is Tamina’s first major title win in WWE. She only held the 24/7 Title once before this win.
After the match, Natalya & Tamina got interviewed in the ring and Natalya said it’s never too late for anyone and she’s proud of Tamina.
Tamina then got emotional and thanked the fans for the support. The pyro then went off and they celebrated their win and hugged.
— WWE (@WWE) May 15, 2021
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