• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 29, 1998) – Old School WCW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1998, we lost Old School WCW Veteran Loch Ness aka Giant Haystacks (Real name: Martin Ruane) at the age of 51 due to Lymphoma.
As Giant Haystacks he became a legend in europe, where especially his rivalry against fellow UK Wrestling Legend ‘Big Daddy’ stands out.
In early 1996, he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling as Loch Ness, a member of Kevin Sullivan’s Dungeon of Doom.
Loch Ness was booked for a feud against Hulk Hogan, but that never happened as Ruane was diagnosed with cancer and left the promotion.
He’s ranked #5 on a list of THE single heaviest professional wrestlers of all time, listed as weighing 690 lbs / 313 kg when he was at his heaviest.
REST IN PEACE!
October 10, 1947 – November 29, 1998
• Possible Reason Behind Triple Threat TLC Title Match Taking Place At TLC 2018
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Asuka won a Battle Royal to get added to the SmackDown Women’s Title match at TLC 2018 PPV.
“The Man” Becky Lynch will now defend her Title against Charlotte Flair & Asuka in a Triple Threat Tables, Ladders & Chairs match at TLC 2018 PPV. This is going to be the first ever women’s TLC match.
According to the Wrestling Observer, the reason Asuka was added to this match to make it a Triple Threat is to protect Becky Lynch.
WWE obviously has big plans for Becky heading into WrestleMania season and she’s coming off a broken nose & concussion. Coming off these injuries and participating in a TLC match could be risky for Becky at this point and WWE officials want to protect her as much as they can by having Charlotte & Asuka take most of the high risk bumps during this match.
Below is the current match-card for TLC 2018 PPV:
– TLC Match: Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (If Strowman wins he’ll face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at Royal Rumble 2019 & Corbin will no longer be the acting RAW General Manager; If Corbin wins he’ll become the permanent General Manager of RAW)
– TLC Match For The SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
– WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles
– Intercontinental Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax
– Mixed Match Challenge Season 2 Final Match (Winners get #30 spot in the Men’s & Women’s Royal Rumble 2019 matches)