• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 17, 2000) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.
This episode was pre-taped at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 2000’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. The Filthy Animals vs. The Misfits in Action
2. Hulk Hogan vs. Horace Hogan
3. WCW Hardcore Title: Terry Funk, vs. Ernest Miller
4. Ambulance Match: Scott Steiner vs. Mike Awesome
5. WCW World Tag Titles: Kronik vs. Shane Douglas & The Wall
6. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs. David Flair & Crowbar & Daffney
• Wrestling World Reacts To Ashley Massaro’s Death
As we noted earlier, former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro has passed away at the age of 39.
Ashley passed away on Thursday and her death is currently under investigation. The cause of her death is not known as of this writing. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday in New York.
WWE issued the following statement regarding Ashley’s passing:
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends.”
Ashley won the WWE Divas Search contest back in 2005 and you can watch it below:
Below is how the Wrestling World reacted to Ashley’s death:
I have no words. Ashley was my tag partner at Wrestlemania. My sometimes road wife. We did countless photo shoots and press days together. It seems like yesterday Ashley was a major part of my life and then our worlds changed and now she is gone. Im heartbroken for her family. https://t.co/QTcNxN3P0K pic.twitter.com/olaTWKD9JS
— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) May 17, 2019
I didn’t know Ashley well. But as an acquaintance, very recently, she seemed very bright and was great to be around.
The sadness and hopelessness can be very real, and we can all do better.
Talk to someone. Tell somebody you love them. It helps. Trust me.
— Rev. Graves (@WWEGraves) May 17, 2019
OMG. RIP ASHLEY MASSARRO 😢😞
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) May 17, 2019
Damn RIP Ashley 🙏 https://t.co/vRhep0N2CW
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) May 17, 2019
RIP 🙏🏻 https://t.co/001daGcfhb
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) May 17, 2019
Ashley just started training at NYWC & was SO excited about wrestling again.
Always had a smile on her face & was one of the most down to Earth people you could meet.
If you’re going through tough times, don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
RIP Ashley Massaro
— BULL (@RealBullJames) May 17, 2019
This is just awful news – Ashley Massaro is gone. She was only 39. She lived in the same town as me…I loved seeing her around. She was always so nice…and now she’s gone. #RIPAshleyMassaro pic.twitter.com/wOUY4gsTQo
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 17, 2019
My heart is saddened to hear about the passing of @ashleymassaro11 ! So strong but yet so young 😔 Heaven received an Angel – prayers to Ash’s family – RIP
— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) May 17, 2019
So shocked. I got to do a couple appearances with her and she was a sweetheart. I’m very saddened to hear about this. https://t.co/8amtXF0XvO
— The Big Guy (@Ryback22) May 17, 2019
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) May 17, 2019
We are saddened to learn Ashley Massaro has passed away at the age of 39. Our thoughts are with her family & friends. pic.twitter.com/Q0JtH8w1Yy
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 17, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ashley Massaro and her family. https://t.co/VybB7WTceO
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) May 17, 2019
What are you serious????? https://t.co/hOnaLHYqDz
— Shelly Martinez (@ShellyFromCali) May 17, 2019
Ashley Massaro ❤️ Thank you for the memories.
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) May 17, 2019
Stunned to hear of the untimely passing of #AshleyMassaro
The first time I met her, she went out of her way to say hello, and always had kind and encouraging words since.
We recently discussed working together. My heart breaks for her daughter. Rest in Love and Power, Ashley. pic.twitter.com/Pq4tk5Ywe6
— Kelly Klein (@RealKellyKlein) May 17, 2019
ASHLEY MASSARO GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) May 17, 2019
Very saddened to hear this. Ash was a funny and sweet soul and was always nice to me. My thoughts go out to her daughter. https://t.co/FQFpZcLDwG
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 17, 2019
Yes she was. Very sad reading this. Sincerest thoughts to her family and those closest to her. https://t.co/IZWKVpze7v
— Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) May 17, 2019
— Lisa Marie Varon (@REALLiSAMARiE) May 17, 2019
I can’t even begin to explain how devastated I am to hear about @ashleymassaro11 – legit one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. When we fall into a dark place it can seem like it will never change but if you are there PLEASE keep hope & reach out for help.
— Torrie Wilson (@Torrie11) May 17, 2019
— Vickie Guerrero (@VickieGuerrero) May 17, 2019
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) May 17, 2019
R.I.P Ashley Massaro[May 26, 1979 – May 16, 2019]