• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Legend Baron von Raschke (Real name: James Raschke) celebrates his 78th birthday today.
He had a legendary career in both, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (AWA) and Jim Crockett Promotions (NWA), but also worked for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, where challenged Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1977.
At the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV, he managed The Powers of Pain, using the name “The Baron”.
Von Raschke’s last major appearance came at the ‘WCW Slamboree 1993: A Legend’s Reunion’ PPV, where he wrestled in a Tag Team match.
He hast yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARON VON RASCHKE!
• Two More WWF Veterans Returning For WWE Evolution
According to PWInsider, former two time Women’s Champion Molly Holly and WWE Hall of Famer Ivory are set to return for this month’s WWE Evolution PPV.
No word yet on what their role will be. It’s possible that Molly Holly (age 41) competes in the Women’s Battle Royal (as she also competed in the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match earlier this year).
Speaking of the Women’s Battle Royal, 14 names have been confirmed so far and you can check them out below:
– Torrie Wilson
– Mandy Rose
– Sonya Deville
– Nia Jax
– Dana Brooke
– Alicia Fox
– Ember Moon
– Peyton Royce
– Billie Kay
– Tamina Snuka
Below is the current match-card for WWE Evolution:
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nikki Bella
– Last Woman Standing Match For The SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
– Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Alexa Bliss & Mickie James
– NXT Women’s Championship Match: Kairi Sane (c) vs. Shayna Baszler
– Mae Young Classic Final: Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm
– #1 Contenders Women’s Battle Royal