• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 5, 1984) – Old School Lucha Libre Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1984, we lost Old School Lucha Libre Legend El Santo (Real name: Rodolfo Huerta) at the age of 66 due to a heart attack.
The masked Legend is considered THE single greatest & most famous Luchador in Mexican wrestling history.
In 2018, El Santo got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, as part of the annual ‘Legacy Wing’ inductions.
† REST IN PEACE El Santo
September 23, 1917 – February 5, 1984
• SmackDown Star Very Frustrated With His Position In WWE
During a recent appearance on Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia podcast, former United States Champion Rusev expressed his frustration with his position in WWE.
Below is what Rusev said:
“There’s nothing negative. I fight for everything it’s not like it may have come out wrong. I’m not sitting back like, ‘It is what it is’ because that’s the truth I’m not even going to work out or wake up in the morning and do cardio, any of this. I do want to look my best, I do want to be my best. Because I wanna be WWE Champion. I wanna be on top, I don’t wanna be forgotten.
That’s what urks me is that I do all these things, but nothing changes. That’s where the frustration comes. So what am I supposed to do then? Cut my hair. I did that. It was not a good decision, I love the short hair, but I got a few phone calls about it.
I’m just trying something. This or that to try and catch Vince’s eye. Something we go, we pitch, we talk, he just never comes to anything.
Things do come in waves. I was here and then for the next 5 years I was you know, and eventually I will do one of these [motions up] like a hump, not even a wave and then right back down.
I think that it was WrestleMania last year when the whole Rusev Day thing started and I thought it was my time. I keep pushing for it to be my time and I keep talking to everybody, but nobody wants to do anything.
I mean it’s very frustrating, but still as frustrating as it is it’s like, ‘Alright, let’s go to the gym. Let’s get better. Let’s do whatever we can. Let’s get this Trifecta meal plan on, let’s get that, let’s get a trainer, let’s try freakin’ CrossFit!’ Holy crap, CrossFit! It’s terrible! I’m doing that now. Anything to look better so you know eventually…cause I don’t know what is holding me back, to be honest. I really, really don’t.”
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