• On This Day In Wrestling History (January 7, 2011) – ECW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2011, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Big” Val Puccio (Real name: Valentino Puccio) at the age of 45 due to obesity.
Puccio also used to wrestle for the World Wrestling Federation during the early 90s, but only appeared on House Shows and never on TV.
A lot of 90s wrestling fans remember him for his 1995 stint in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, where Val was a member of The Full Blooded Italians, short “FBI”.
† REST IN PEACE VAL PUCCIO
June 9, 1965 – January 7, 2011
• RAW Star Left Laying In The Ring Even After WWE Live Event Ends
At last night’s WWE Live Event in Fort Myers, Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose was left laying in the ring even after the show ended.
During the Intercontinental Title main event, Ambrose announced that he can beat Seth Rollins in 5 minutes and if he can’t do that then he’ll hand over the Title to Rollins.
A timer was put on the screen to countdown to 5 minutes. The match began and Ambrose failed to defeat Rollins within 5 minutes. Ambrose began to leave with his Title, but Rollins took him back into the ring and the match began again.
During the ending moments of the match, Ambrose eye poked Rollins and hit the Dirty Deeds to pick up the win.
Ambrose called Rollins a chicken in his post-match interview and this resulted in Rollins returning to the ring and hitting a Curb Stomp on Ambrose to end the show.
Ambrose did a funny sell to this Curb Stomp and you can watch it below:
Ambrose got up, but ended up falling flat on his face and remained laid out in the ring, even 15 minutes after the show was over.
Below is a photo:
Below are the results from this WWE Live Event:
– Triple Threat Match: Finn Balor def. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre
– Rhyno, Heath Slater & Titus O’Neil def. Mojo Rawley, Curt Hawkins & Viktor
– Bobby Lashley def. Elias (Apollo Crews comes out after the match and hits a Standing Moonsault on Lashley)
– Apollo Crews def. Jinder Mahal (Lashley attacks Crews after the match)
– John Cena def. Baron Corbin
– RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) def. The Revival & Lucha House Party to retain the Titles.
– Sasha Banks def. Mickie James
– Sasha Banks, Bayley & Ember Moon def. Mickie James, Dana Brooke & Alicia Fox
– Intercontinental Championship Match: Dean Ambrose (c) def. Seth Rollins to retain the Title.