• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 9, 2019) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2019, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Salvatore Bellomo at the age of 67 due to cancer.
After touring the United States, European & Canadian territories, Bellomo joined the World Wrestling Federation in mid-1982, where he was used as a likable lower-mid card babyface guy.
Around the second half of 1984, Vince McMahon started to use Salvatore more as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ to put over a lot of the talents that were acquired from other territories.
Sal did a great job as an undercard WWF Superstar until he left the WWF in 1987, went back to Europe, before he ended up in Tod Gordon’s NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling, the promotion that eventually morphed into Extreme Championship Wrestling.
He stayed with ECW till mid-1994 and then continued to wrestle for smaller (independent) promotions all around the world.
Despite being semi-retired for quite a few years, Bellomo’s last match happened as late as in 2018.
† REST IN PEACE
June 18, 1951 – February 9, 2019
• Ric Flair Reveals The Last Thing His Son, Reid Flair, Said To Him Before His Death
Reid Flair, the youngest son of Ric Flair, passed away in 2013 at the age of 25 due to a drug overdose.
During a recent interview with Wrestlinginc, Ric Flair revealed the last thing Reid said to him in a text message before his death.
Below is what Ric said:
“I came back from Japan and I had a blood clot in my leg. They won’t let me leave the hospital but I said I have to leave as my son is only home for a couple of days. We were going on the road.
They released me to go to the doctor’s office and he put me on blood thinners.
My son sends me a text, saying, ‘Dad what would this family be [without you]? You need to be here for all of us.’ And that night he died.
I’ve never told anyone that story, except [my wife] Wendy.”