• WCW Veteran Can Not Move His Arms Anymore
Two months ago, we reported that Old School WCW Veteran Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael is suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative neuromuscular disease.
Here’s what Steve said about this disease:
“I promise you, this epitaph that I’m going to have on me now? This ain’t ever how I envisioned this was going to end.
I want everybody to realize why they’re no longer going to see me around. I thought I was ready for anything, but man, this will sneak up on you like a cheap-shotting Green Bay Packer.
I’m not going to be out in the public any more, you’re not going to see me out doing appearances, hell I can’t even sign my name any more, and everybody’s going to be speculating, ‘Where’s McMichael, what’s wrong with him?’
I’m here to tell everyone I’ve been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, so I’m not going to be a public figure any more.”
Here’s a recent photo of McMichael:
Misty Davenport provided an update about the NFL Legend & Super Bowl XX Champion on Twitter:
“Steve McMichael cannot use his hands or arms due to #ALS, so this is NOT #Mongo. And, I formally request that you immediately stop posting about him out of respect for him & his family.”
Steve McMichael cannot use his hands or arms due to #ALS, so this is NOT #Mongo. And, I formally request that you immediately stop posting about him out of respect for him & his family.🛑 If you'd like to mock or post about him after his death, politely wait 3 years posthumously.
— Ms Mcmichael (@bluebutterflysm) June 17, 2021
A GoFundMe page for McMichael was set up with a goal of $200,000. That goal has already been reached as $205,175 have been raised as of this writing. Fellow WCW Veteran Chris Jericho was the top donor with a donation of $2,500.
Ric Flair recently visited Steve. Here’s what he tweeted:
“Let Me Hear The Biggest WOOOOO For Mongo On This WOOOOO Wednesday! Keep On Fighting The Fight My Friend! ❤️ “
Let Me Hear The Biggest WOOOOO For Mongo On This WOOOOO Wednesday! Keep On Fighting The Fight My Friend! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0wiqKocHhH
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 5, 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (June 21, 1986) – NWA PRO Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA PRO Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card can be found below:
Warlord vs. Mike Simani
Midnight Express vs. Rocky Kernodle/Todd Champion
Steve Regal vs. George South
Hector Guerrero vs. Golden Terror
Don Kernodle vs. Thunderfoot
Barbarian vs. Denny Brown
Arn Anderson/Tully Blanchard vs. Sam Houston/Tony Zane