• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Veteran 911 (Real name: Alfred Poling) celebrates his 62nd birthday today.
He appeared in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship promotion from 1994 till 1996, most notable for chokeslamming & squashing other ECW wrestlers.
In late 1996 and 1997 he wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling as “Tombstone” and “Big Al”.
Like a lot of other former ECW Wrestlers, he returned during the 2005 Reunion Show ‘Hardcore Homecoming’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 911!
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 22, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Stockton Civic Auditorium in Stockton, California and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Vader vs. Savio Vega
2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Razor Ramon
3. Bret Hart vs. Goldust
• WWE Considering 2 New Plans For John Cena At WrestleMania 35
According to The Dirty Sheets, WWE officials have dropped plans for John Cena vs. Lars Sullivan at WrestleMania 35.
WWE officials are strongly considering John Cena vs. Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 35 now. As a matter of fact, WWE has already begun this feud when they announced the following on Monday:
John Cena’s Royal Rumble Match status questionable following ankle injury
“John Cena’s status in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match is in question following an apparent left ankle injury sustained during the main event of last week’s edition of Raw, WWE can now confirm.
In that match, The Cenation Leader faced Finn Bálor, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre for the right to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the WWE Royal Rumble event. As seen in the video above, the injury seemingly occurred when McIntyre trapped Cena in the ankle lock submission hold. Cena can then be seen favoring his left ankle while leaving the ring after Raw went off the air.
The injury was exacerbated earlier today as Cena was training his legs at the gym, which has cast doubt on whether he will be able to compete in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match this Sunday.”
This is a kayfabe injury and was done to build towards this feud.
While Cena vs. McIntyre looks to be WWE’s final choice, some WWE officials are suggesting to bring The Velveteen Dream up to the WWE main roster from NXT and book him in a match against Cena at WrestleMania 35.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this.
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