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RAW Star Fakes Injury? Batista Made His WWE Debut 16 Years Ago Today

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• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 61st birthday of Old School WWF Veteran Bastion Booger (Real name: Mike Shaw).

Before he portrayed the gross but effective character of Bastion Booger in 1993 & 1994, he had several other gimmicks, including Klondike Mike (territories), Makhan Singh (Stampede Wrestling), Norman the Lunatic (WCW), Trucker Norm (WCW) & Friar Ferguson (WWF).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & R.I.P.!

• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (May 9, 2002) – Batista’s WWE Debut!

On this day in 2002, just a few short days after the WWF-WWE name change, the debut of “The Animal” Batista (as Deacon Batista) aired during an episode of SmackDown!.

You can watch his debut below:

• RAW Star Fakes Injury?

As we noted after the Backlash 2018 PPV, WWE announced that Alexa Bliss suffered a shoulder injury during her RAW Women’s Championship match against Nia Jax.

Nia Jax got some heat for this on Twitter and you can check out one such tweet below:

Nia then responded to the above tweet and revealed that Alexa faked her injury:

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 9, 1993) – Mr. Fuji & Yokozuna Promo

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired a promo of Mr. Fuji & Yokozuna about the WWF Title rematch against Champion Hulk Hogan at the upcoming King of the Ring PPV.

You can watch that promo below:

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 9, 1986) – Ultimate Warrior & Sting As A Tag Team

On this day in 1986, Bill Watts’ UWF Universal Wrestling Federation (f.k.a Mid-South Wrestling) aired a match between The Blade Runners and the team of “Dr. Death” Steve Williams & Ted DiBiase.

The Blade Runners would eventually become very famous, highly successful singles wrestlers, known as The Ultimate Warrior (WWF) and Sting (NWA/WCW).

You can watch the entire match here:

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