• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Puroresu Legend Kendo Nagasaki (Real name: Kazuo Sakurada) celebrates his 70th birthday today.
In the 70s & 80s, he wrestled for a lot of Old School territories such as Calgary Stampede Wrestling, CWF Championship Wrestling From Florida, CWA Memphis Wrestling, NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling, AJPW All Japan Pro Wrestling, … & many more.
In 1989 & early 1990, Kendo Nagasaki wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, reunited with his manager Gary Hart, but this time under a different name, calling himself ‘The Dragon Master’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENDO NAGASAKI!
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (September 26, 1993) – WCW Main Event
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Charlie Norris vs. Mike Thor
– Maxx Payne vs. Bart Sawyer
– Marcus Bagwell & Too Cold Scorpio vs. Chris Sullivan vs. Fred Avery
– Harlem Heat & The Equalizer vs. Arn Anderson, Paul Roma & Dustin Rhodes
• RAW Star Says The End Of His Career Is Near
During a recent appearance on Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, Old School WWF Veteran and RAW wrestler Goldust talked about his future in wrestling, if he can hang with the young guys & more.
Below are the highlights:
On his future in wrestling:
“I’ve wrestled just about everybody there is to wrestle, done just about every character reincarnation that I can come up with. What’s next? I’m at the end of my career here and about to be 50 in April. What else is there to do? I don’t know.
My body’s getting older, they’re getting younger and faster. It takes a toll on an old man’s body like myself or Kane or Mark Henry or ‘Taker. You gotta do it a little bit less. You can’t go balls to the wall like we used to.”
On if he can still hang with the young wrestlers in the ring:
“I can still hang for a little bit with these kids. But I’ve gotta give them credit as they’re going out there for 30 minutes hard and fast and they can still tell stories. That’s big for me, it’s telling stories for people.
Tell a story. You don’t have to do a thousand things in two minutes when you can do one just as good and still tell that story with your face, or how you land, or your reaction. That’s a lost art. Storytelling is a big part of our industry and if given time you can do it properly.
If you’re Roman Reigns, if you’re Braun Strowman, you’re getting a weekly deal to tell that story and then it starts to work and you start feeling it.”