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Rey Mysterio Reveals Why He Agreed To Lose His Mask In WCW

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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Wrestling Veteran Les Thatcher (Real name: Leslie Malady) celebrates his 78th birthday today.

He wrestled for various territories during the 60s & 70s, such as Jim Crockett Promotions, Championship Wrestling From Florida & Georgia Championship Wrestling.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LES THATCHER!

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (September 29, 1991) – WCW Main Event

On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1991’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– Freebirds vs. Terry Bronson & Larry Santo

– Johnny B Badd vs. John Douglas

– WCW Top 10

– Interview: Sting

– Danger Zone: Bill Kazmaier

– Johnny Meadows vs. Diamond Studd

– TV Title: Steve Austin vs. Big Josh

• Rey Mysterio Reveals Why He Agreed To Lose His Mask In WCW

During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio talked about losing his mask in WCW and why he agreed to do it.

Below is what Mysterio said:

“It all started as a rumor for me to wrestle without the mask and, if I’m not mistaken, Scott Hall was the one that kept on saying ‘you gotta baby face’, ‘you’re a pretty mf’.

He goes ‘you don’t need the mask, look at that face sells’, so that began to get bigger and bigger and escalated up until Halloween Havoc in 1997 where Eric Bischoff had me thinking that I was going to lose the mask that night.

I was paranoid because the mask is everything to me. It’s my legacy. It’s my heritage. It’s something that I wear with honor and respect for my uncle. It’s what wanted me to become a luchador.

Being able to grow up as a fan and see my uncle wrestle in Tijuana. Witnessing him losing his mask at one point in his career. He broke down crying thinking that it’s not going to be the same.

For this rumor to become reality. Then later the night came of the orders of me having to lose the mask on that PPV against Scott and Kevin Nash. At the time I said there’s nothing I can do at this point.

I fought and I tried and there’s just no sense of pursuing something that’s not going to happen. So I gave in. I had a contract. I had the obligations. So I gave into it and made the best out of it.”

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