• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 10, 1989) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Randy Savage vs. Tim Horner
– Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Chris Curtis & Jake Milliman
– Bad News Brown vs. Jim Evans
– Hercules vs. Al Burke
– Rick Rude vs. Frankie DeFalco
– Jim Neidhart vs. Barry Horowitz
– The Big Bossman & Akeem vs. Kevin Michaelson & Scott Colton
• Old School Wrestling Legend Passes Away
We just received information, that Old School Wrestling Legend Mr. Wrestling II (Real name: John Walker) passed away earlier today at the age of 85.
The cause of death is still unknown at this point in time, but based on his age, natural causes are to be expected.
After touring the NWA territories during the 50s, 60s, 70s & early 80s, Mr. Wrestling II was signed by Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation in 1984, when Vince bought ‘Georgia Championship Wrestling’ to get their timeslot on TBS.
The idea was to present GCW talent like him and The Spoiler on the WWF’s own version of ‘World Championship Wrestling’, the TV show they took over from GCW and later sold to Jim Crockett Promotions, so the fans would see some familiar faces that kept them interested in the new product.
Wrestling II didn’t last long and left the WWF in 1986.
He has yet to be (posthumously) inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but due to the young kids of today not knowing who he was, it will likely be an induction into the ‘Legacy Wing’.
We extend our condolences to his family, friends and fans.
† REST IN PEACE MR. WRESTLING II
(September 10, 1934 – June 10, 2020)