• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 22, 2010) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2010, we lost Old School WWF/WCW Veteran Giant González (Real name: Jorge González) at the age of 44 due to complications from diabetes and heart issues.
During the 1988 NBA Draft, he joined the Atlanta Hawks but a knee injury eventually kept him from actually playing for the team.
Ted Turner, who owned the team and was also the owner of World Championship Wrestling, offered Jorge a job as a professional wrestler and after a year of training, he debuted as El Gigante in 1990.
In 1993, Vince McMahon signed him to a World Wrestling Federation contract, where he was now known as Giant González.
González was the only WrestleMania opponent of The Undertaker, during the famous 21–0 undefeated streak, who did not lose via pinfall or submission, but by disqualification.
† REST IN PEACE GIANT GONZALEZ
January 31, 1966 – September 22, 2010
• RUMOR: RETRIBUTION May Not Last Long On WWE RAW
On last night’s episode of RAW, the 5 main members of RETRIBUTION revealed their identities and got into it with The Hurt Business at the beginning of the show.
At the end of the show, The Hurt Business defeated Mase, T-Bar and Slapjack of RETRIBUTION in a match via disqualification. The other goons of the group rushed down to the ring after the match, after which the RAW Locker Room, came out and brawled with the group.
WrestleVotes provided the following backstage note on RETRIBUTION from last night’s show:
“Just talked to a source who was in the building last night… said the presentation of Retribution was a major topic of discussion, met w/ LAUGHTER at times backstage. Direct quote: ‘The masks & names are already making the road for these guys impossible to climb'”
Just talked to a source who was in the building last night… said the presentation of Retribution was a major topic of discussion, met w/ LAUGHTER at times backstage. Direct quote: “The masks & names are already making the road for these guys impossible to climb”
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 22, 2020
If the group doesn’t work out, WWE will probably bury them (perhaps by the rumored Survivor Series match), or just split them up.
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