• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 20, 2011) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2011, we lost Old School WWF/WCW Legend “The Macho Man” Randy Savage (Real name: Randall Poffo) at the age of 58.
Savage is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time in professional wrestling.
In 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former tag team partner and friend “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan.
His brother “Leaping” Lanny Poffo (The Genius) accepted the induction on Randy’s behalf.
REST IN PEACE MACHO MAN!
• Goldust Celebrates 10 Years Of Sobriety
Old School WWF Veteran & current RAW wrestler Goldust is celebrating 10 years of being sober. Below is what he tweeted:
Today is an important day for me. X yrs ago I was on deaths door while drugs and alcohol consumed my everything. But, by the grace of God, I survived. Sobriety is the most important thing in my life, and I am proud of me. #CleanIsCool #KeepSteppin #10Years #GodSobrietyFamily pic.twitter.com/Lx7M7ZmiJE
— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) May 19, 2018
• Vince McMahon Remembers Andre The Giant
Remembering Andre the Giant, one of most extraordinary people to ever walk this earth, on his birthday. pic.twitter.com/pJis4AveWY
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) May 19, 2018
• Reason Behind WWE Doing Big Matches On Free TV
The reason behind WWE doing big matches of free TV, with the most recent being WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on last week’s SmackDown Live, is that Vince McMahon is trying to land some good future TV deals for both RAW & SmackDown Live.
This is the reason why WWE isn’t keen on saving many big matches for their PPVs as one of Vince’s main focus is to make as much money as he can from television deals. This is also because PPVs don’t mean much anymore (except the big 4 PPVs).
2017 saw WWE throw a lot of big PPV-caliber matches for free on RAW & SmackDown Live, one of them being John Cena vs. Braun Strowman (first time ever match). You can watch that match below: