• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 12, 2002) – Old School ECW Performer Passed Away
On this day in 2002, we lost Old School ECW Performer Mass Transit (Real name: Erich Kulas) at the young age of 22 due to complications from gastric bypass surgery.
The November 23, 1996 ECW House Show included the infamous “Mass Transit Incident”, which saw the pro wrestling debut of 17 year old “Mass Transit”, who had lied to promoter Paul Heyman about his age and his professional wrestling training (he had none).
Before the Tag Match, Mass Transit requested New Jack to do the blade-job for him, but was eventually cut too deep by the experienced Hardcore Wrestler, so the match turned into a bloodbath rather quickly.
Only Fan-Cam video footage exists of the incident.
† REST IN PEACE MASS TRANSIT
October 17, 1979 – May 12, 2002
• Reason Behind WWE Not Using Wrestlers As Audience During The Show
Every WWE event is being held at the Performance Center, and without an audience, because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Many fans wanted the company to have some wrestlers sit in the arena and play the role of a crowd. AEW has been doing the same at their shows.
PWInsider discussed this and said that everyone is aware of the idea, but Vince McMahon doesn’t want it to be used:
“WWE knows. I was told all the way up to the top of the company everybody knows deep down how hard it is to watch the content being produced. There are a lot people asking why don’t they put wrestlers in the crowd and why don’t they do things.
We were told there is a push back to that. I’m just told that Vince McMahon doesn’t want it that way and with everything else in the company if Vince McMahon says ‘jump’ everyone else says, ‘how high?'”
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