• Old School Wrestling Veteran Passes Away
We are saddened to report that National Wrestling Alliance Veteran Don Kernodle passed away on May 17, 2021 at the age of 71 due to health issues.
Most early 80s Wrestling fans remember the former multiple time Tag Team Champion as a member of the ‘Cobra Corps’ faction, alongside Pvt. Jim Nelson (later known as Boris Zhukov) & Sgt. Slaughter.
However, not many fans remember that he also had a brief stint with the World Wrestling Federation in 1982 & 1983, before returning to Jim Crockett Promotions.
Billy Corgan’s NWA tweeted the following:
“The National Wrestling Alliance is saddened to hear about the passing of multi-time NWA Tag Champion Don Kernodle. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Don”
The National Wrestling Alliance is saddened to hear about the passing of multi-time NWA Tag Champion Don Kernodle. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
RIP Don pic.twitter.com/t7Dgd80PER
— NWA (@nwa) May 18, 2021
Team WWF Old School extends its condolences to Don Kernodle’s family, friends and fans.
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 17, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the National Car Rental Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Over the Edge 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Billy Gunn, D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry vs. D-Generation X & Kane
2. The Godfather & Val Venis vs. Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart
3. Test vs. Meat
4. Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. The Rock
5. Michael Hayes & Hardy Boyz vs. The Brood
6. The Big Show vs. The Big Bossman
7. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H