• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 21) – Old School Wrestling Legends & Veterans Celebrate Their Birthday
On this day in Pro Wrestling history, multiple Old School Wrestling Legends and Veterans have their birthdays:
– Today would have been the 89th birthday of Old School WWWF & NWA Legend Bob Orton Sr.
Those of you who don’t remember him as an active wrestler during the 50s, 60s & 70s will certainly know him as the father of WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr. and grandfather of WWE Veteran “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton, as well as the father of former WWF Jobber “Barry O” Barry Orton.
Happy Birthday & Rest In Peace Bob Orton Sr.
July 21, 1929 – July 16, 2006
– Today would have also been the 90th birthday of the legendary Midget Wrestler Sky Low Low.
Most Old School WWF Fans will remember him from Uncle Elmer’s wedding in 1985.
Happy Birthday & Rest In Peace Sky Low Low
July 21, 1928 – November 6, 1998
– Old School NWA Veteran Mark Youngblood turns 55 today.
Those of you old enough to remember him will probably know him from teaming with his brother Jay Youngblood in 1984.
Their team managed to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship in the famous NWA territory CWF Championship Wrestling from Florida.
Happy Birthday Mark Youngblood!
– Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran Giant Silva turns 55 today.
While Giant Silva was quite a big name in Puroresu Wrestling (Japanese Wrestling), where he competed for NJPW & Hustle from 2000 till 2008, he never made it past mid-card status in the World Wrestling Federation.
During his 1998-1999 WWF career, Silva was a member of a comedy stable, called The Oddities.
Happy Birthday Giant Silva!
– Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran “Meat” Shawn Stasiak turns 48 today.
Second generation superstar Shawn Stasiak is the son of former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Stan “The Man” Stasiak.
During his 1999 WWF stint he was the boy-toy of the PMS Pretty Mean Sisters consisting of Terri Runnels, Jacqueline & Ryan Shamrock, but Shawn’s biggest claim to fame was losing to Kurt Angle in Kurt’s WWF debut match at the Survivor Series 1999 PPV.
Happy Birthday Shawn Stasiak!
• Top WWE Star Says He’ll Never Turn Heel – Reveals Where You Can See Him Be A Heel
During his appearance at the Comic-Con in San Diego, California, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena confirmed that he won’t turn heel in the WWE.
However, did reveal where the fans could see him be a heel – his upcoming movie “Bumblebee”.
During his appearance, Cena was asked the following question:
What is it like going from a hero like Ferdinand, to a cold hearted villain?
Below is what Cena replied:
“Well, I couldn’t help but notice you paused to insert cold hearted to that sentence so that may be a bit presumptuous. To actually answer your question, I think it is a really great opportunity. I have had a great career in the WWE and for that entire time I have been the good guy and that kind of went into my films so far, and now it doesn’t seem like my character in the WWE will ever evolve into that bad guy role that perhaps a lot of people have wanted; so this is kind of a way for my fans from that aspect of my career to see that side of me.
So, don’t expect heel John Cena in the WWE – that’s Inside Baseball talk for some of you – but it means bad guy John Cena isn’t happening there, so this is that chance for me.”