• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 12, 1983) – Legendary Old School WWF Manager Passed Away
On this day in 1983, we lost the legendary Old School WWF Manager The Grand Wizard (Real name: Ernie Roth) at the age of 57 due to a heart attack.
During the 70s & early 80s, he managed Stars like Stan Stasiak, “Superstar” Billy Graham, “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd & Killer Kowalski, among others.
In 1995, he was posthumously inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by Sgt. Slaughter.
REST IN PEACE!
• Wife Of Old School WWF Legend Celebrates Her Birthday
Karen Jarrett (formerly known as Karen Angle) celebrates her 46th birthday today.
Karen was married to Old School WWF Attitude Era Legend Kurt Angle from 1998 till she divorced him and left him for Old School WWF Legend “Double J” Jeff Jarrett in 2008.
She’s the co-founder of GFW Global Force Wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN JARRETT!
• Top WWE Star Says Wrestling Full-Time Isn’t Good For His Overall Health
During a recent interview with Adam’s Apple, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena explained why he doesn’t want to wrestle a full-time schedule in WWE anymore.
Below is what Cena said:
“Full disclosure I can’t run at the full commanding schedule at 41 years old as a current WWE Superstar. They go every day all the time and it is a young man’s game.
There are some folks out there because of what I’ve said and done in the past they’re like, ‘Oh you’re hypocritical.’ I’m old guys, I’m old. I’m 41 and performing 310 times a year isn’t what’s best for my overall health.
I want to be able to run the streets at 80 instead of hobbling around so I’m at a point in my life where I got to think a little bit long-term. That doesn’t mean I’m leaving WWE.
I’ll never leave WWE, it’s my home but right not I need to think of my overall health and right now this is the best plan for me.”