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Roman Reigns Names The WWF Legend He Idolized As A Kid

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• Roman Reigns Names The WWF Legend He Idolized As A Kid

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns recently spoke on ESPN’s First Take to promote his upcoming “I Quit – Hell in a Cell” match against Jey Uso at the Hell In A Cell 2020 pay-per-view.

The Tribal Chief was asked to name the WWF Legend he grew up idolizing.

Below is what he answered:

“Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. There’s just so much I respected about him. He was like a journeyman, a blue collared guy, a true pro-wrestler who went out there and wrestled for 30 minutes every night. He just put a different dynamic on what the top looks like.

Unlike before when it was about guys like Ultimate Warrior, I like to think we have a little bit of everything nowadays. We have the mesh of the character, the swagger, and also being able to go in there and put in 20-30 minutes of work like Bret used to do.”

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• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Wrestling Legend Baron von Raschke (Real name: James Raschke) celebrates his 80th birthday today.

He had a legendary career in both Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (AWA) and Jim Crockett Promotions (NWA), but also worked for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, where he challenged Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1977.

At the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV, he managed The Powers of Pain, using the name “The Baron”.

Von Raschke’s last major appearance came at the ‘WCW Slamboree 1993: A Legends’ Reunion’ PPV, where he wrestled in a Tag Team match.

He hast yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARON VON RASCHKE!

        
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