• On This Day In Wrestling History (December 29, 2009) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend “Dr. Death” Steve Williams at the age of 49 due to throat cancer.
During his career, Williams wrestled for some of the biggest and most famous wrestling companies ever, such as the World Wrestling Federation (1998-1999), World Championship Wrestling (1988-1990, 1992, 1999) , Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996, 1997), UWF/Mid-South Wrestling (1982-1987) and All Japan Pro Wrestling.
In 1995, Jim Ross pushed hard for Vince McMahon to bring Dr. Death to the World Wrestling Federation, with J.R. intending to get a legitimate tough guy who could shut up The Kliq and be immune to their bullsh*t and backstage politics.
Williams received an offer and was already booked to win the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and get the main event push that came with it, but unfortunately he was still contractually obligated to work several upcoming AJPW shows, so it was impossible for him to accept the WWF’s offer.
He was the favorite to win the infamous Brawl For All tournament in 1998/1999, but competed with an injury, which caused him to lose to Bart Gunn, who ended up winning the tournament.
† REST IN PEACE DR. DEATH
May 14, 1960 – December 29, 2009
• WWE Fixes Mistake About 24/7 Title, Announcer Wins Title At Live Event (Video)
WWE accidentally put the 24/7 Championship in the retired section on their website and this caused fans to wonder if Vince McMahon has given up on the Title.
Below is a screenshot:
It should be noted that the 24/7 Title isn’t retired and it was just a mistake, which WWE has fixed now.
At yesterday’s Live Event, the 24/7 Title changed hands 4 times, with one of the Title changes being with Mike Rome (ring announcer).
You can watch it below:
— WWE (@WWE) December 28, 2019
Below is the series of 24/7 Title changes that took place yesterday:
– Samir Singh pinned R-Truth to become the new 24/7 Champion
– Mike Rome pinned Samir Singh to become the new 24/7 Champion
– Sunil Singh pinned Mike Rome to become the new 24/7 Champion
– R-Truth pinned Sunil Singh to win back the 24/7 Title
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