• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 61st birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Jeep Swenson (Real name: Robert Swenson Jr.).
He used to wrestle for various promotions such as Fritz Von Erich’s WCCW World Class Championship Wrestling & Global Wrestling Federation, before shortly appearing in Ted Turner’s WCW as Final Solution / Ultimate Solution in 1996.
Most people will remember him as Bane in the 1997 Hollywood movie ‘Batman & Robin’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & R.I.P.
January 5, 1957 – August 18, 1997
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 5, 1985) – Hulk Hogan In Action
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired a match between WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan and long time WWF Jobber Terry Gibbs.
You can watch the entire match here:
• WWE Gives Up On Former Raw Champion
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE has given up on former Raw Women’s Champion Bayley.
Below is what Meltzer said:
“They have already given up on her. And they’ve given up on her a long long time ago. When they’re gonna protect Mickie James over you when Mickie James was brought in to be a filler to lose on the roster, that just tells you. The dice has been cast with her already.”