• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 16, 2017) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers (Real name: Douglas Somerson) at the age of 65.
Most Old School Fans remember Somers from his AWA days, where he formed a Tag Team with Buddy Rose.
Their feud with the Midnight Rockers Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels is legendary and they had some of the best matches in the long and illustrious history of Verne Gagne’s AWA territory.
In 1991 he had a brief stint in WCW as “Doug Summers”, where he lost to Van Hammer at the annual Halloween Havoc PPV.
Doug jumped ship the following year in 1992, when he worked for the World Wrestling Federation as an enhancement talent, putting over WWF Superstars like Bret Hart, Tatanka, Jim Duggan, El Matador, Owen Hart & The Big Bossman.
REST IN PEACE DOUG SOMERS!
• Roman Reigns Asked If The Undertaker Thinks He’s Doing A Good Job As WWE’s Top Guy
During a recent interview with The Sun, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns talked about fan reaction to him, what it takes to be a top guy, The Undertaker’s thoughts on him being a top guy in WWE & more.
Below are the highlights:
On fans still booing him:
“As long as fans are showing up and as long as they’re making noise, I’ve done my job. I’ve done what I’m supposed to do and that’s draw people into the building.”
On how he can combat the negative fan reaction:
“I think the way I can fight is to just continue to do what I do – to continue to show up. What I and everybody in WWE thinks is to go out there and work hard and continue to show why I am the guy.
“It’s not easy doing this every single day, going to every single town, and getting a reaction. And that’s what I do regardless of whether it’s all cheers, a mixed reaction, or heavy boos. We have to look at it as a global company. We’re not just worried about the one town that we’re in, we’re covering our entire fanbase. The WWE Universe is humongous. We have to keep that in mind.”
On if The Undertaker thinks he’s doing a good job as WWE’s top guy:
“I don’t like to talk too much about what me and the Deadman talk about. He’s still one of those characters – one of those guys in the locker room who has a lot of mystique. But he’s seen my body of work before we had our match and he’s seen what’s happened post that match – and I think I’ve done a good job of using everything I was able to take from him within that main event at WrestleMania.
He’s one of those guys that’s pretty much labelled as the godfather of this business.
He understands what’s going on – he understands the business and the shift we’re on. It’s a whole different ball game to what it used to be. There’s so much more content.
It takes a little extra these days. Luckily, we have legends and veterans like Undertaker who give back. And I’m very grateful for that.”