• 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:
— Toon (@01ddunn) May 7, 2018
Nia then responded to the above tweet and revealed that Alexa faked her injury:
Haha!! If you haven’t heard. Alexa is perfectly fine. She couldn’t beat me in the ring, so she blamed it on a fake injury. Trust me, she is perfectly fine. She’s scheduled to be on tour, so you and all your troll friends can come worship your coward goddess. https://t.co/kor5YAeOLX
— Lina Fanene (@NiaJaxWWE) May 8, 2018
• 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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