• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 15, 1996) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1996, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend “Dirty” Dick Murdoch (Real name: Hoyt Richard Murdoch) at the age of 49 due to a myocardial infarction.
During his long illustrious career, Dick Murdoch wrestled for several different territories such as the World Wrestling Federation, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, Florida Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Council & Mid-South Wrestling.
His last major appearances came in 1995, when he was an entrant in the 30 man Royal Rumble match at the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1995’ PPV, and lost a Legends match to “Chief” Wahoo McDaniels at the ‘WCW Slamboree 1995’ PPV.
† REST IN PEACE DICK MURDOCH!
August 16, 1946 – June 15, 1996
• WWE Couple Returning To Action
WWE couple Charlotte Flair and Andrade are set to return to in-ring action this weekend.
They were given some time off after Andrade’s mother passed away (shortly after WWE Super ShowDown PPV).
Charlotte is scheduled to work Saturday’s SmackDown Live Event in Denver, Colorado, Sunday’s SmackDown Live Event in Salt Lake City, Utah and next Tuesday’s SmackDown.
On the other hand, Andrade is only scheduled to work Sunday’s Live Event in Salt Lake City. He isn’t scheduled to work any other event as of this writing.
Andrade was last seen on WWE TV at WWE Super ShowDown PPV, where he lost to “The Demon King” Finn Balor in an Intercontinental Championship match.
• SmackDown Champion To Appear On RAW
SmackDown Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan will be appearing on next week’s RAW as a Wildcard.
Below is what WWE posted regarding this:
Daniel Bryan is a Wild Card
“SmackDown Tag Team Champion and “Planet’s Champion” Daniel Bryan has been chosen to be one of the four Wild Card Superstars to appear on Raw this coming Monday in Los Angeles.
The former SmackDown General Manager has long been loyal to the blue brand, and since this Wild Card appearance is not by choice, one can only wonder what Bryan will have to say to the ‘fickle’ WWE Universe on Raw.”