• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 7, 2003) – Old School Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2003, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran The Great Antonio (Real name: Antonio Barichievich) at the age of 77 due to a heart attack.
During the 50s, 60s & 70s he worked for various canadian territories, as well as a few matches for Vince McMahon Sr.’s ‘NWA Capitol Wrestling’, which eventually became the World Wide Wrestling Federation (later WWF/WWE).
In 1977, while on a tour for NJPW, he wrestled the legendary Antonio Inoki, but during the match for some reason refused to sell for his his opponent and at the same time stiffed him with some heavy punches.
As a reaction to Antonio refusing to work a proper match, the legitimate Martial Arts fighter Inoki responded by shooting ( = fighting for real) on him, taking Antonio down and kicking his face in, leaving him a bloody mess.
REST IN PEACE GREAT ANTONIO!
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• RAW Star Takes A Shot At WWE’s ’10 Best Factions Of All Time’ List
WWE released a list of ’10 Best Factions Of All Time’ and you can check it out below:
10. Undisputed Era
7. Hart Foundation
6. New Day
2. Four Horsemen
1. The Shield
RAW Superstar Bray Wyatt took a shot at this list by posting the following cryptic tweet:
I’m going away now. To find myself. But when I am back, I want you all to remember things like this, that make me do the things I do. pic.twitter.com/6ohvkAHSuo
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) September 6, 2018
Speaking of the list, this is just another attempt by WWE to rewrite history and try to promote their current stuff over the past legendary stuff. That’s why The Shield has been ranked above groups like the nWo, Four Horsemen, Evolution, DX…
Also, a developmental NXT faction (Undisputed Era) is in their top 10 list, but not a stable like Nation of Domination.