• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 20, 1998) – A WWWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1998, we lost Old School WWWF Legend “Big” Bobo Brazil (Real name: Houston Harris) at the age of 73 after a series of strokes.
Bobo wrestled for several territories during his career, just like the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Big Time Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Wrestling Association, and Championship Wrestling from Florida.
The former WWWF U.S. Heavyweight Champion and former World Negro Heavyweight Champion was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) in 1994 by his friend “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd.
† REST IN PEACE BOBO BRAZIL
• The Rock Gives Details On How His Father Passed Away
During a new video posted on his Instagram, Old School WWF Legend The Rock gave details on how his father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passed away.
Below is what The Rock said:
“My heart is so full of gratitude, deep in my bones, in my constitution, my wiring, my heart, and my mana for the outpouring of love. The support, the well wishes, and condolences you have sent me and my family during this time, you have lifted my spirits in ways that I hope you can imagine.
As you know, I lost my old man a few days ago, I lost him just like that. Didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him. I would give anything right now to give him a big ol’ hug and big ol’ kiss before he crossed over. To say, ‘Thank you, I love you, and I respect you.’ But I didn’t get a chance to say that, but such is life.
A lot of you wanted to know what happened to my dad. He had not been feeling well. Been battling a cold, an infection. On Tuesday he had a deep vein thrombosis, which is essentially a blot clot in the leg, a big ol’ blood clot. It broke free, traveled up his body and went right to his lung. It clotted his lung and he died very quickly from a massive heart attack.
According to the medical examiner who performed the autopsy, it was clear, very evident of what had happened. My question was, ‘Was he in pain? Did he go quick? Was it drawn out?’ He said, ‘He went fast. He went quick.'”