• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 18, 2005) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2005, we lost Old School NWA/WCW/WWF Veteran “Pistol” Pez Whatley (Real name: Pezavan Whatley) at the age of 54 after a heart attack.
Some 80s NWA fans might also remember him as Shaska Whatley, which was his name during the feud with “The Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant.
Later in his career he worked as a “Jobber To The Stars” for the World Wrestling Federation in 1990 & 1991 and then also for WCW during the early & mid 90s.
† REST IN PEACE PEZ WHATLEY
• This Week’s RAW Was An Insufferable Television Show To Waste 3 Hours Of Your Life, Says WWE Commentator Corey Graves
During the latest edition of WWE’s After The Bell podcast, WWE commentator Corey Graves took a lot of shots at this week’s episode of RAW and WWE’s micromanagement.
Below is what Graves said:
“Last night, I wasted 3 hours of my life enduring what was an insufferable television show. RAW was not all bad, but it left me with a really bad taste in my mouth…RAW physically made me angry. I tweeted something to the effect.
What really set me off, was the Lana, Rusev and Bobby Lashley segment. This is not their fault. The shows, as a whole, have just been lacking. This segment has really set me off.
Because I noticed they went to a wide shot; in the middle of a match in this heated rivalry, that has been brewing for months and months in a small eternity. And the entire crowd was silent. Nobody was moving, nobody was clapping. It was complete apathy, which in this business is the worst thing you can have.
You can be cheered, you can be booed sure not everything works. But to have an entire arena full of people, not reacting to anything that was happening is a problem. That’s what piqued my attention. And then it got worse for weeks and weeks and weeks.
You have been promoting Liv Morgan, and this return. Liv Morgan, who I’ve said on this show, in my opinion, is a star waiting to be born. She has this unusual reveal in the Lana – Lashley wedding, which everyone had an opinion on right, wrong or indifferent. Tell me why anyone in the WWE Universe should care about Liv Morgan now?
What the hell is happening with The Street Profits? I had these guys on my show a few weeks back. They are super talented. They’ve proven themselves. They were massively talented Superstars in NXT. They are two of the most charismatic guys on Monday Night RAW, and they’re doing backstage (segments). I don’t get it.
Let The Street Profits be The Street Profits. Let them go; let everybody be themselves. This micromanagement stuff has to stop.
We are our own worst enemies in this situation. I just want to be a fan, I just want to enjoy watching my friends be awesome stars and have great matches.”
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