• Summer Rae Reacts To Fans Being Upset That She Was Called A WWE Legend On SmackDown
Former WWE Diva Summer Rae will be returning to in-ring action on January 29, when she competes in the Women’s Royal Rumble match.
She appeared on last night’s SmackDown, where she was shown ringside. She signaled Natalya that she has her eyes on her.
During this appearance, the ring announcer introduced her as a “WWE Legend”.
A lot of fans were upset by this, as she wrestled on the WWE main roster for 4 years and didn’t win anything significant.
This led to Summer issuing the following statement on Twitter:
“I’m seeing so many complaints that WWE called me a Legend. I don’t make the rules ya’ll. They said what they said.”
Dear Twitter: pic.twitter.com/SbSoWodE2J
— Summer Rae (@DanielleMoinet) January 22, 2022
As seen on multiple occasions before, WWE has made a habit of referring to former wrestlers as “Legends”, even if they haven’t done much.
WATCH: Summer Rae Shows Off Her Buns On A Beach:
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 22, 1995) – AWA Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1995 we lost legendary AWA Veteran “Crusher” Jerry Blackwell at the age of 45 due to complications from several injuries, after a car accident a few weeks earlier.
Not many people remember this, but HulkaMania was actually born during Hulk Hogan’s AWA feud with Jerry Blackwell, when the Hulkster turned babyface in the process.
Blackwell ended up wrestling for Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association from 1979 till 1989.
Though he never won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, he did win the AWA World Tag Team Championship with Ken Patera in 1983.
† REST IN PEACE JERRY BLACKWELL!
April 26, 1949 – January 22, 1995