• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 1, 1998) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1998, we lost Old School WWF Legend The Junkyard Dog (Real name: Sylvester Ritter) at the age of 45.
After becoming a huge Territory Star in Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling, JYD joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1984 and jumped ship to WCW in December of 1988, just a few day after Ted Turner bought Jim Crockett Promotions and renamed it.
The Junkyard Dog’s last major Pro Wrestling appearance came 1 month before he passed away, when he was involved in an in-ring segment at ECW Wrestlepalooza 1998.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.
December 13, 1952 – June 2, 1998
• UFC Legend Says WWE Approached Him Recently – Might Work A Special Event
During a recent interview with TVA Sports, UFC Legend Georges St-Pierre revealed that WWE recently approached him.
Below is what GSP said:
“I was at an ESPN event in the United States, the awards ceremony, and I got approached by the WWE. I had just retired, and, it’s a form of competition, but of course, it’s also scripted, so I don’t know if I’d be willing to relive that. Perhaps for a special event, so I could taste it. But I don’t know if I’d want to sign a contract and do it every week and making it a living. Maybe for a special appearance.Perhaps we will get back to them on that. I don’t know, but for the moment, there are no discussions at all. They wanted to contact my agents, I gave them their number, but I don’t want to switch to wrestling full-time.”
GSP is retired from MMA. His last fight in UFC took place at UFC 217, where he made his comeback and defeated Michael Bisping to win the UFC Middleweight Championship.