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Old School WWF Veteran Passes Away

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 10, 1991) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

This episode was pre-taped at the UTC Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VII’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– The Undertaker vs. Allen Reynolds

– The Texas Ternado vs. Dale Wolfe

– The Warlord vs. Pez Whatley

– Rick Martel Interview

– The Big Bossman vs. Doug Vines

– Demolition vs. The Legion of Doom

• Old School WWF Veteran Passes Away

We are saddened to learn that Old School WWF Veteran Salvatore Bellomo passed away last night at the age of 67.

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 in 2018, before he passed away from cancer last night.

We extend our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

REST IN PEACE SALVATORE BELLOMO!

        
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