• RAW Champions To Wrestle On Tonight’s SmackDown
RAW Tag Team Champions RK-BRO (Randy Orton & Riddle) will appear on tonight’s SmackDown to compete in a non-title triple threat tag team match.
Below is the match-card for tonight’s SmackDown:
– The Roman Reigns – Brock Lesnar Universal Championship feud will continue
– SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Toni Storm
– RAW Tag Team Champions RK-BRO vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & King Xavier Woods) vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos
– Sonya Deville vs. Naomi
– Xia Li will make her SmackDown debut
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 9, 2017) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2020, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Zeus (Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr.) at the age of 62 due to hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Zeus was originally the monster heel Villain in the 1989 movie No Holds Barred, where he played Hulk Hogan’s main opponent.
No Holds Barred was the first ever movie produced by Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation and the idea was to bring Zeus into the WWF with the storyline behind it being that he is pissed after having to lose to Hogan in the movie.
Zeus main evented the SummerSlam 1989 PPV and the ‘No Holds Barred – The Match, The Movie’ PPV, but also wrestled in an elimination match during the 1989 Survivor Series PPV.
Almost 7 years after his WWF stint, he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he wrestled as Z-Gangsta in the main event of the Uncensored 1996 pay-per-view.
He isn’t in the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame yet, but that might very well happen at some point in the future.
† REST IN PEACE ZEUS
June 24, 1958 – December 10, 2020