• “That took a couple of years off my career” – AJ Styles On Teaming With Omos
AJ Styles teamed up with the 7-foot-3 “Nigerian Giant” Omos to capture the RAW Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 37.
With that win, Styles became a Grand Slam Champion in WWE.
They eventually broke up and Omos went on to defeat Styles in a singles match on RAW in January 2022.
During an interview with Inside The Ropes, Styles had the following to say about teaming up with Omos:
“You know it was one of those things where you’re like all great I’m in a tag match so I don’t have to take all the bumps and falls and whatnot. But that’s just not (the case) when you’re tagging with Omos.
You’re taking all of them so that took a couple of years off my career I think, but it was well worth it. This guy is just, if you’ve never saw him before – he’s unbelievable.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 13, 2018) – WCW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2018, we lost Old School WCW Veteran Doc Dean (Real name: Ian Dean) at the age of 48 due to a heart attack.
Doc Dean used to be a famous wrestler in England (UK, Europe) during the 80s & 90s, often teaming up with British wrestling legend Robbie Brookside, who is now a coach at the WWE Performance Center.
In 1997, after a successful NJPW tour, Doc Dean was signed to a contract by Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling promotion, but despite having high hopes, he ended up being used only as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ for his entire WCW run.
In 1998, he left the company and retired from Wrestling all together.
Ian passed away in Florida, where he lived ever since he came over to the United States.
† REST IN PEACE DOC DEAN
July 3, 1970 – August 13, 2018