• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran Tracy Smothers celebrates his 57th birthday today.
Tracy Smothers worked for pretty much all major promotions such as Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1990-1992), Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1992-1995), the World Wrestling Federation (1996-1997 & 1999) and Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (1997-2000).
During his time in the WWF, he was originally known as “Freddie Joe Floyd”, before he returned for another short stint in 1999, where he wrestled under his real name.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACY SMOTHERS!
• Triple H Gives His Views On The Undertaker vs. Goldberg Match
During a recent interview with Talk Sport, WWE Hall of Famer Triple H talked about The Undertaker vs. Goldberg match from WWE Super ShowDown 2019 in Saudi Arabia and if Old Legends should face young wrestlers.
Below is what The Game said:
“It’s tough. Young guys talk to me all the time about that and as I say, ringing me up and saying ‘hey, what if?’ but the truth is, if you’re uncomfortable – we’re all aware of where we are at and what we can and can’t do, for the most part.
You don’t want to hold a guy back, you don’t want him to shift his style down to yours and when you look at what they can do you go ‘I can’t do that any more clearly’ – or ever could have. The business has changed, it always grows exponentially over time and the physicality of it. It’s tough.
Sometimes you put the veteran in there with the younger guy but sometimes you’re just holding him back and it doesn’t always work out.
People can say what they want to say about Saudi Arabia or the match between Undertaker and Goldberg. Listen, my hat is off to both of them, it was a bad situation.
I can attest to it that it was about 105 degrees and 100 percent humidity at ringside and even Randy [Orton] and I, when we were talking about it afterward, there were moments where I wanted to change gears but I just cannot! It’s humanly impossible in this moment. It was like wrestling in a sauna, it really was.
And there was those moments like when you step out of a sauna and you’re like ‘jeez, I’m lightheaded I might pass out’ – it was so ridiculously hot. And you put pressure on yourself and everything on top of that, so it’s a lot.
It’s a funny thing in our business, man. No one cuts anybody slack on anything – ever!”
WATCH: Goldberg Jackhammers The Undertaker: