• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Zeus (Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr.) celebrates his 61st birthday.
Zeus was originally the monster heel Villain in the 1989 movie No Holds Barred, where he played Hulk Hogan’s main opponent.
No Holds Barred was the first ever movie produced by Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation and the idea was to bring Zeus into the WWF with the storyline behind it being, that he is pissed after having to lose to Hogan in the movie.
Zeus main evented the SummerSlam 1989 PPV and the ‘No Holds Barred – The Match, The Movie’ PPV, but also wrestled in an elimination match during the 1989 Survivor Series PPV.
Almost 7 years after his WWF stint, he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he wrestled as Z-Gangsta in the main event of the Uncensored 1996 pay-per-view.
He isn’t in the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame yet, but that might very well happen at some point in the future.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZEUS!
• WWE Curtained Off Half Of Tacoma Dome Due To Low Attendance At WWE Stomping Grounds (Photos)
As we noted before, WWE wasn’t able to sell out the Tacoma Dome for WWE Stomping Grounds last night and they curtained off the the entire hard-cam side section to hide empty seats.
Below are some photos:
Despite low attendance, the crowd was hot and loud enough throughout the night.
Below are the results from WWE Stomping Grounds:
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Drew Gulak def. Akira Tozawa & Tony Nese (c) to win the Title.
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch (c) def. Lacey Evans to retain the Title.
– Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Big E & Xavier Woods
– United States Championship Match: Ricochet def. Samoa Joe (c) to win the Title.
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: Daniel Bryan & Rowan (c) def. Heavy Machinery to retain the Titles.
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley (c) def. Alexa Bliss to retain the Title.
– Roman Reigns def. Drew McIntyre
– Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) def. Dolph Ziggler to retain the Title.
– No DQ, No Count-Out Match For The Universal Championship With Special Guest Referee Lacey Evans: Seth Rollins (c) def. Baron Corbin to retain the Title.