• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran Gangrel (Real name: David Heath) celebrates his 51st birthday today.
After doing jobs for both the two big promotions of the 90s (WWF/WCW) under his real name, he joined the World Wrestling Federation full-time in the summer of 1998 and was given the name Gangrel.
Gangrel, who portrayed a vampire gimmick, became famous as the leader of the faction ‘The Brood’ with Edge & Christian … and later on as the leader of ‘The New Brood’ featuring The Hardy Boyz.
He returned briefly in 2004 to wrestle The Undertaker, and again in 2007 to participate in the 15-man battle royal on the 15th Anniversary WWE RAW special.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GANGREL!
• Update On Cain Velasquez’s WWE Status
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez was last seen on WWE programming at Crown Jewel 2019.
His match with Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship only lasted two minutes because Cain was dealing with a knee injury.
According to Tom Colohue, this resulted in WWE officials losing faith in Cain as a performer, but they still have hope and Cain is regularly training to return to the ring:
“A little bit of an update on Cain Velasquez, who was expected to be in the Royal Rumble. He announced himself he was going to be in the Royal Rumble to a number of media outlets on the BT Launch Bus, but he did not end up being in the Royal Rumble because of a late pull.
I’ve spoken quite a few times about the loss of faith that the company has had with Cain Velasquez, however, he is still signed to the WWE. He is still training and preparing and he is expected to return to the company when he is ready to do so.
They are keeping an eye on him. They are watching his development and he is still under contract and likely to appear sooner rather than later.”
Cain is expected to return in-time for WrestleMania 36.
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