• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 15, 1994) – WCW Power Hour
On this day in 1994, World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl IV’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Vader vs. David Walby
– The Nasty Boys vs. Bert Styles & Brian Armstrong
– Johnny B. Badd vs. Steven Regal
– Promo: Brian Pillman
– Dustin Rhodes vs. Nasty Ned
– Promo: Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne
– Flashback: Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat (SuperBrawl II)
– Sting music video
– Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma vs. Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne
• Wrestling World Reacts To Rocky Johnson’s Death
As we noted earlier today, Old School WWF Legend Rocky Johnson passed away at the age of 75.
Rocky Johnson wrestled for many different territories from his debut in 1964 until his retirement in 1991, but was most famous for his 1982-1985 run with the World Wrestling Federation, where he and Tony Atlas became the first black Tag Team to win a major World Tag Team Championship.
Nowadays, everyone knew him as the father of the #1 actor in Hollywood, fellow WWF Legend “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson.
It was The Rock, who inducted his dad into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
Below is how the wrestling world reacted to Rocky’s death:
— WWE (@WWE) January 16, 2020
We are saddened to learn wrestling legend Rocky Johnson has passed away. We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/0AFyuu4AR3
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 16, 2020
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) January 15, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of the great Rocky Johnson. Always a gentleman, I always enjoyed talking with him. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the fans who loved him. A very sad day for wrestling.#RIPRockyJohnson pic.twitter.com/4agKbOzAry
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) January 15, 2020
— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) January 15, 2020
I had the honor many times to speak to and learn from Rocky Johnson. Always a gentleman and had time for everyone, my prayers and condolences to the entire family #RIPRocky
— Bill DeMott (@BillDeMott) January 15, 2020
— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) January 15, 2020
Rest In Peace Rocky Johnson.
Thoughts and best wishes go out to his family.
— Ligero (@Ligero1) January 15, 2020
— The HBIC (@MiaYim) January 15, 2020
— KALISTO (manny) (@KalistoWWE) January 15, 2020
RIP Rocky Johnson
— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) January 15, 2020
— Ember M Athena Palmer (@WWEEmberMoon) January 15, 2020
I had the honor of meeting Rocky Johnson at a @DestinyWrestle show in Canada in 2018
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) January 15, 2020
— What's causin' Aldis (@RealNickAldis) January 15, 2020
Life is so short. Enjoy every second. #riprockyjohnson
— Jessika Carr (@WWELadyRefJess) January 15, 2020