• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 14, 2013) – Old School WCW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2013, we lost Old School WCW Veteran Al Green (Real name: Alfred Dobalo) at the age of 57 due to COPD.
In 1990 & 1991, Al wrestled as “Blade”, teaming with Steel (Kevin Nash) as ‘The Master Blasters’, before Green changed his name to “Rage” in 1992, one half of ‘The Wrecking Crew’.
After touring Japan & Europe during the mid-90s, he returned to World Championship Wrestling in the summer of 1998 and wrestled for them until he was released in March 2000, but was used for the most part as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ during his final WCW run.
† REST IN PEACE AL GREEN
October 15, 1955 – June 14, 2013
• Randy Orton Takes A Shot At The World Titles Matches That Took Place At WrestleMania 36
Before colliding with Edge in the ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’, Randy Orton was interviewed by CBS, where he talked about his Last Man Standing match with Edge at WrestleMania 36 this year (which was the second longest match in WrestleMania history at 36 minutes).
Below is what he said:
“I think if you take the Boneyard Match out of it and you take what Bray [Wyatt] and John Cena did — both of those were fantastic — but if you don’t compare us with that, I think we stole the show.
I did hear some b*tching and moaning from the media and the fans about how long this match was. I just laugh, because I saw a couple matches, I think even the World Title match, if you include entrances and the post-match celebration, they might have gone 4 minutes.
If you want a 4-minute match where you see five different finishers back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back with zero facial expressions? If that’s the kind of fan you are, then I don’t want you to be a fan of mine because you don’t appreciate what we are trying to do in telling a story.
At WrestleMania, I think we stole the show. At WrestleMania, I think we had the best story going into it, which definitely helped. The promos were killer, and it’s only going to get better and better.
Now, at Backlash, are we doing to have ‘the greatest wrestling match ever?’ Eh. That’s subjective. I kind of painted myself into a corner and the pressure is definitely on, but if anybody is capable of it, it’s myself and Edge.”
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