• Legendary Old School Promoter Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 105th birthday of legendary Old School Promoter Vince McMahon Sr. (Vincent J. McMahon).
Vincent James McMahon was the father of “Mr. McMahon” Vince McMahon Jr. and the grandfather of Shane McMahon & Stephanie McMahon.
He was known as the promoter of Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which later turned into the World Wide Wrestling Federation and eventually became the World Wrestling Federation, before his son Vince Jr. took over in 1982.
In 1996, Vince Sr. was posthumously inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by his grandson Shane McMahon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
July 6, 1914 – May 24, 1984
• Shawn Michaels Says It’s Heartbreaking To See How Marty Jannetty Lives His Life Nowadays
As we noted before, Old School WWF Veteran Marty Jannetty recently posted the following on Facebook:
“Can I please explain something to y’all? When I joke on the fact that Im drinking too much, what I dont tell y’all why..but I am now, BOTH my ankles hurt so bad and because of Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Prince, its next to impossible to get pain pills legally..I can get them off the streets, but the liquor store is much easier AND legal..
One day I will get my ankles fixed, then I’ll stop all the drinking..some days I cant even walk even with crutches, I have to stay in bed and keep a bucket there to pee in..try living like that..and note this, Im a professional wrestler, pain is my game for 35 years now..so if IM hurting, its gotta be bad..
So I said all that to say, please just understand..and I know Sometimes I get drunk and put messed up sh*t on here..I apologize for that..but now you know why…………..
PS- everything is gonna be alright, just not right now.”
During a recent interview with Challenge Mania, two time WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was asked about Marty (who’s his former tag team partner) and below is what Michaels said:
“I no longer have a contact number for him. There are times I see him, he is great, he seems great. Other times it’s less so. It heartbreaking to me, just as it is to everyone else. I don’t know what any of us can do in that aspect.
He has made a decision on how he wants to live his life. Truth be told, it’s not my place or anyone else’s to tell him how. All we can do is care about him when it’s not going well, care for him.”