• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 28, 2009) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost legendary Old School Wrestler “Playboy” Buddy Rose (Real name: Paul Perschmann) at the age of 56 due to diabetes.
He even challenged then WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund for the title in Madison Square Garden during the early 80s, but during his later 1990-1991 WWF run he was mostly used as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’.
REST IN PEACE BUDDY ROSE!
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• Originally Planned Greatest Royal Rumble Match With Returning Wrestler Nixed
According to PWInsider, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle was originally scheduled to wrestle a match with Rob “The Giant” Araujo on the Greatest Royal Rumble Kickoff show.
However, plans changed and Hornswoggle was put as a surprise entrant in the 50 man Royal Rumble match.
For those who don’t know, Rob appeared as as announcer named “JB-Elf” during the WeeLC match between Hornswoggle & El Torito on the Extreme Rules 2014 Kickoff show.
Rob was brought to Saudi Arabia for this match, but ended up not being used.
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