• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 86th birthday of Old School WWF Veteran “Big” Swede Hanson (Real name: Robert Hanson).
Hanson wrestled for the World Wide Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Federation during the 70s & 80s.
During his last 2 years in the WWF (1984 & 1985) he was mainly used as a “Jobber To The Stars” to put over big names like Don Muraco, Bob Orton Jr., Randy Savage, Adrian Adonis, King Kong Bundy, Bret Hart and Jesse Ventura, but also gained a few wins in between over wrestlers like Steve Lombardi, Charlie Fulton and Rene Goulet.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 27, 1933 – February 19, 2002
• Ryback Says WWE Is Taking Fans For Granted At WrestleMania 35 – Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins Doesn’t Feel Special
During a recent edition of Conversations With The Big Guy podcast, former WWE Star Ryback was asked if he feels WWE is taking fans for granted at WrestleMania 35.
Below is what “The Big Guy” said:
“I would agree with that completely. I think that they have done such a great job at building WrestleMania up as it’s…people know it’s an attraction and they go to these big stadiums and they’re gonna sell out or come close to a sell out and people from all the world are gonna come for the experience of the wrestling week and with all the festivities in town.
The event almost sells itself now to where they don’t have to put as much focus necessarily on storylines and building up that they had to in the past to sell the event. The event now is selling itself. So I think I would agree with you that does happen and this year definitely — every year seems to get a little worse as far as the lack of theirs sometimes.
From a talent standpoint, they’re just doing what they’re told and again, I think the girls’ storyline and the women with Ronda has got a lot of attention, but the Brock and Seth stuff it just doesn’t feel as special as it should and I don’t know that’s just me watching it and I don’t know. There’s just something that doesn’t feel as big about this WrestleMania.”