• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 7, 2006) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2006, we lost Old School WWF Legend Earthquake (Real name: John Tenta) at the age of 42 due to a bladder cancer.
The former Sumo wrestling Champion joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1989 as “The Canadian Earthquake”, which was later shortened to just “Earthquake”.
In 1991, he formed a Tag Team called “The Natural Disasters” with Tugboat, who became known as Typhoon, and together they won the WWF World Tag Team Championship.
By 1994, he had left the Federation and joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he became known as “Avalanche”, then “Shark” and later under his real name, John Tenta.
Tenta had one last run for the WWF in 1998 & 1999 as the masked “Golga”, but later returned for one night at WrestleMania X-Seven, where he entered the famous Gimmick Battle Royal.
Him getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is actually only a matter of when, not if.
REST IN PEACE EARTHQUAKE!
June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006
• Saudi Officials Want Hulk Hogan To Win 50 Man Battle Royal, Reason Why Brock Lesnar Might Win WWE Title At WWE Super ShowDown
According to The Dirty Sheets, Saudi Arabia officials are trying to control WWE’s booking and want WWE Hall of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan to win the 50 man Battle Royal today at WWE Super ShowDown.
WWE planned to have Ali win the Battle Royal (Ali was originally supposed to work today’s PPV as the WWE Champion, but his push was given to Kofi Kingston instead) to please Saudi officials, but Saudi officials are more interested in having a big winning moment featuring the Hulkster.
No word yet on if Hogan is in Saudi Arabia for today’s PPV.
Saudi Arabia officials are dissatisfied with the World Title matches that WWE has booked for today’s WWE Super ShowDown PPV (Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin for the Universal Championship and Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship) and this is why Brock Lesnar could actually cash-in his Money In The Bank contract and become champion once again.
Lesnar was scheduled to cash-in his MITB contract on October 11 (possibly on SmackDown on FOX on the WWE Champion), but WWE officials might rush it and do it today to please the Saudi Arabia officials.