• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 59th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend “Dr. Death” Steve Williams.
During his career, Williams wrestled for some of the biggest and most famous wrestling companies ever, such as the World Wrestling Federation (1998-1999), World Championship Wrestling (1988-1990, 1992, 1999) , Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996, 1997), UWF/Mid-South Wrestling (1982-1987) and All Japan Pro Wrestling.
In 1995, Jim Ross pushed hard for McMahon to bring Dr. Death to the World Wrestling Federation, with J.R. intending to get a legitimate tough guy who could shut up The Kliq and be immune to their bullsh*t and backstage politics.
Williams received an offer and was already booked to win the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and get the main event push that came with it, but unfortunately he was still under contractually obligated to work several upcoming AJPW shows, so it was impossible for him to accept the WWF’s offer.
He was the favorite to win the infamous Brawl For All tournament in 1998/1999, but competed with an injury, which caused him to lose to Bart Gunn, who ended up winning the entire thing.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
May 14, 1960 – December 29, 2009
• Rumor Killer On Sheamus’ WWE Career Coming To An End
A report recently came out which stated that former WWE Champion Sheamus‘ in-ring career could be coming to an end as he recently suffered a concussion and also has spinal stenosis (the same condition which resulted in the end of Edge & Paige’s career).
However, that isn’t the case, according to SmackDown Superstar Rusev.
During a recent interview with The Irish Mirror, Rusev was asked about reports of Sheamus’ career possibly coming to an end and below is what Rusev said:
“What happened to Sheamus? He’s in the best shape of his life. Have you seen him? He’s like down to 205 pounds, no he’s about 230 or whatever — Sheamy I’m sorry.
No, he’s in the best shape of his life. He lives eight houses down from our house so I see him every day. We watch football every day.
He’s fine, he’s nowhere near the end of his career.”