• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 49th birthday of Old School Veteran Legend Louie Spicolli (Real name: Louis Mucciolo Jr.).
Spicolli wrestled for all the big 3 promotions of the 90s. After doing televised jobs for the company for years, he joined the World Wrestling Federation full-time as Rad Radford (1995-1996), before working for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996-1997) and eventually joining Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1997.
Louie was scheduled to wrestle Larry Zbyszko at the WCW SuperBrawl VIII PPV, but that match never happened, because Spicolli passed away from a drug overdose one week before the event.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
February 10, 1971 – February 15, 1998
• The Rock’s Daughter, Simone Johnson, Comments On Signing With WWE
WWE announced the following earlier today:
Simone Johnson, daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia, begins training at WWE Performance Center
“Simone Johnson, the daughter of 10-time world champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia, has begun training to become a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.
The 18-year-old is on a path to become the first fourth-generation Superstar in WWE history, coming from a line of legends that includes her great-grandfather and grandfather, WWE Hall of Famers “High Chief” Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson, and her father.
“It means the world to me,” Johnson said. “To know that my family has such a personal connection to wrestling is really special to me and I feel grateful to have the opportunity, not only to wrestle, but to carry on that legacy.”
“Simone Johnson’s unbridled passion and incredible drive has earned her a coveted spot training with the elite athletes from around the world at the WWE Performance Center,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “Not only does Simone now have an opportunity to cultivate and display her passion for WWE within the Performance Center, but she’ll carry on the tradition of her incredible family lineage while creating her own impact as WWE’s first fourth generation Superstar.”
Johnson will join the diverse group of Superstars in training at the Performance Center, learning from a coaching staff that includes legends of the squared circle, led by Head Coach Matt Bloom and Assistant Head Coach Sara Amato.
“Simone knows she has a lot to learn,” said Bloom. “She’s hungry to learn and picks the coaches’ minds, and the veteran Superstars’, as well. She’s not going to rest on her laurels. It’s been a short time, but she’s been crushing it.”
“Simone is a wonderful girl,” Amato added. “She’s like a sponge, it’s pretty amazing. She knows what it takes to succeed and all the hard work and sacrifice that goes into it. I wouldn’t have expected anything less.”
Simone tweeted the following regarding this situation:
“For the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & was determined to make this dream a reality – this is for you. I’m beyond thankful for this opportunity & ready to get after it.
Let’s do this.
For the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & was determined to make this dream a reality – this is for you. I’m beyond thankful for this opportunity & ready to get after it.
— ?????? (@SimoneGJohnson) February 10, 2020