• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 3, 2016) – Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School WWF WrestleMania 1 Celebrity Muhammad Ali (fka Cassius Clay) at the age of 74.
Ali is considered one of the best boxers of all time, and probably even THE most famous boxer in the history of Boxing.
He wasn’t just the 2nd (outside) special guest referee at the inaugural WWF WrestleMania in 1985, but also presented the WCW World Heavyweight Championship to “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan at the end of the Halloween Havoc 1994 PPV, as well as fighting Wrestling Legend Antonio Inoki years earlier (1976) in a “Boxer vs. Wrestler” match.
† REST IN PEACE MUHAMMAD ALI
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016
• Update On Brock Lesnar’s WWE Return Status After WrestleMania Loss
“The Beast” Brock Lesnar was last seen on WWE programming two months ago, where he lost the WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre in the main event of Night 2 of WrestleMania 36.
According to Tom Colohue, WWE officials are hoping to have fans return to events by August, as WWE would then book Lesnar for SummerSlam 2020:
“In news for the summer around August time, the WWE, with now everything changing as per state by state, as per the COVID-19 pandemic, the WWE is feeling optimistic that August might be in time to have the crowds back and have a show at an arena.
Brock Lesnar has been penciled in for an appearance if they are able to open in time for SummerSlam. We may be seeing The Beast Incarnate back sooner than we think.”