• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 12, 2010) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2010, Old School Wrestling Veteran Grizzly Smith (Real name: Aurelian Smith Sr.) passed away at the age of 77.
Grizzly Smith wrestled for several territories all over North America during the 60s & 70s, winning several championships in the process.
Smith was the father of Old School WWF Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Old School WWF Veterans Sam Houston & Rockin’ Robin.
His personal life was quite disturbing as he once r*ped his then girlfriend’s 13 year old daughter, who then gave birth to Jake Roberts, but since Smith married the young girl, his crime wasn’t prosecuted.
Rockin’ Robin stated in a shoot interview, that her own father s*xually abused her, starting at age 6 or 7.
August 1, 1932 – June 12, 2010
• Vince McMahon Doesn’t Like Paul Heyman Anymore, Frustrated With Heyman Pushing Young Talent
Paul Heyman was removed as the Executive Director of RAW on Thursday evening. There are several reasons being reported behind WWE brining in Bruce Prichard to replace Heyman.
The Wrestling Observer reported that Vince McMahon doesn’t like Paul Heyman anymore.
“One person on the front office side said, ‘I am shocked it took this long. Everyone knew it was coming. Vince did not like Paul’.”
It was also noted that COVID-19 and bankruptcy of XFL led to McMahon changing his mind. As he doesn’t have to focus on XFL anymore, he’ll back to controlling RAW.
“It’s said by those close to the situation that once COVID-19 started that McMahon’s mentality changed about everything. Previously, the mentality was all about the future. The XFL was a long-term play. RAW under Heyman was a long-term play.”
McMahon was also frustrated with Heyman pushing new talent and them failing to get over with the fans.
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