• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 13, 2007) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2007, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The Golden Boy” Arnold Skaaland at the age of 82 due to natural causes.
After retiring from active professional wrestling, Arnold became a manager in the World Wrestling Federation, most famously remembered for throwing the towel to end Bob Backlund’s long reign as the WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
In 1994, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now being called WWE Hall of Fame) by his former protégé and friend Bob Backlund.
† R.I.P. ARNOLD SKAALAND
January 21, 1925 – March 13, 2007
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• WWE Hall Of Famer Comments On The Undertaker Not Having A Match At WrestleMania 35 – Says We Shouldn’t Shed Any Tears For Mark Calaway
WrestleMania 35 is less than 4 weeks away and there’s no update on The Undertaker having a match at WrestleMania 35 (he’s expected to appear at WrestleMania 35 though).
Below is what WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham posted about The Phenom on Facebook:
The Dead Man…Buried by Vince
“That’s what the painting by Frank Frazetta below represents. No match at mania 35 for the Undertaker. Not surprising to me honestly, as once Roman Reigns beat him at the Orlando mania and he piled up his gear in the middle of the ring, symbolic of his retirement, he should have never came back. I know all about his wealth so please don’t let me hear that old line again, the guy is a zillionaire.
He has taken down any reference to the WWE on his public posts, I know that as well. I also know that he is making more money doing the appearances like comic-con etc. that would blow our minds if we knew the real amount to sit for a few hours and sign his name and take photos with fans. Meltzer says up to 20,000 dollars for a 3 hour shot. So lets not shed any tears for Mr. Mark Calaway. S.B.G.”