• Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Passes Away, Wrestling World Reacts
FOX News just reported that the legendary Alex Trebek passed away earlier today after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old.
Alex Trebek was well known as the host of the famous TV game show “Jeopardy!” since 1984.
At WWF WrestleMania VII in 1991, he appeared as a celebrity, who worked not only as an interviewer, but also as the special guest ring announcer for the main event between WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan.
We extend our condolences to Trebek’s family, friends and fans.
REST IN PEACE
July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020
Here’s how the wrestling world reacted to this sad news:
THE ALEX TREBEK I CANT BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE. I WATCH YOU EVERY DAY 7 OCLOCK FOR LAST 30 YEARS. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING INTELLIGENCE TO THE WORLD BUBBA pic.twitter.com/CG5NPdYeSL
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) November 8, 2020
Oh noooooo this is heartbreaking….. https://t.co/vMaH7UpOl3
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) November 8, 2020
Rest in Power to a legend. A staple of my childhood. https://t.co/HNM3BxTdKV
— Mike (@RealMikeBennett) November 8, 2020
#RipAlexTrebek a television icon ..
2020 you really do just suck!!
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) November 8, 2020
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 8, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
Here is the card:
1. Killer Bees vs. Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik
2. Koko B. Ware vs. Moondog Rex
3. Hercules Hernandez vs. Lanny Poffo
4. British Bulldogs vs. Dave Wagner & Rick Renslow
5. Sika vs. John Nardow