• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 68th birthday of Old School WWF Veteran Salvatore Bellomo.
After touring the U.S., European & Canadian territories, Bellomo joined the World Wrestling Federation in mid-1982, where he was used as a likable lower-mid card babyface guy.
Around the second half of 1984, Vince McMahon started to use Salvatore more as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ to put over a lot of the talents that were acquired from other territories.
Sal did a great job as an undercard WWF Superstar until he left the WWF in 1987, went back to Europe, before he ended up in Tod Gordon’s NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling, the promotion that eventually morphed into Extreme Championship Wrestling.
He stayed with ECW till mid-1994 and then continued to wrestle for smaller (independent) promotions all around the world.
Despite being semi-retired for quite a few years, Bellomo’s last match happened as late as in 2018.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
June 18, 1951 – February 9, 2019
• NJPW Upset At Impact Wrestling For Almost Ruining Their World Champion
Davey Boy Smith Jr. is set to leave New Japan Pro Wrestling because NJPW officials aren’t allowing him to work for Impact Wrestling.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, NJPW officials are still upset with Impact Wrestling regarding their treatment of current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada (during the TNA days).
Below is what Meltzer said:
“Everyone else who was in power when Okada was there is gone, you know, everyone. It’s not even the same company, but they’re still mad at Impact over Okada.
I remember one year Scott D’Amore went there to the Tokyo Dome a couple of years ago and [he said] ‘It’s all new – all of those people are gone, we’re sorry what happened to Okada’ and they still have that mentality like these are the people who couldn’t figure out what to do with Okada.”