• Solo Sikoa Paid Tribute To Umaga On Tonight’s RAW
WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran Umaga passed away on December 4th 2009 at the age 36.
One day after his 13th death anniversary, Bloodline member Solo Sikoa paid tribute to The Samoan Bulldozer by doing a couple of his iconic moves.
You can watch it below:
Here for Solo Sikoa going full Samoan Bulldozer on Riddle.
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Umaga died due to a heart attack caused by acute toxicity. Toxicology reports revealed that he had the drugs hydrocodone (a painkiller), carisoprodol (Soma, a muscle relaxant) and diazepam (Valium) in his system.
Chris Jericho once said the following about Vince McMahon’s reaction to Umaga’s death:
“I vividly remember when he passed away. We were in Saudi Arabia. Not Saudi Arabia, sorry, Iraq, doing the Tribute To The Troops.
And I remember how legit sad Vince was about it because, at the time, I think they had let him go because he wouldn’t go to rehab and I remember Vince really saying, like, ‘I tried. I did not want this to happen. I couldn’t do anything. Like, if you’re not going to do it on your own, there’s nothing we can do.’
But, he was, like, legit torn up about it because I think Ekkie, in [McMahon’s] mind, had so much more he could have done if he hadn’t fallen into those traps that happen to so many of the brothers over the years.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 5, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1988’ event.
Here is the card:
Strike Force vs. The Conquistadors
Ted DiBiase vs. Omar Atlas
Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Dave Wagner
Dino Bravo vs. Sivi Afi
The British Bulldogs vs. Steve Lombardi & Barry Horowitz
Butch Reed vs. Outback Jack