• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Man Mountain Rock (Real name: Darryl Peterson) turns 57 today.
After wrestling in Memphis, Japan & Europe for a while, he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1993 as Maxx Payne, but was fired in 1994 by WCW president Eric Bischoff.
By early 1995 Vince McMahon had signed him to a World Wrestling Federation contract, where he was known as Man Mountain Rock, a character who played a large electric guitar.
Injuries as well as his drug & pain killer addictions eventually led to his release from the WWF in the fall of 1995.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAN MOUNTAIN ROCK!
• WWE Hall Of Famer Interested In One More Match, But Not In WWE
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T talked about not wanting ‘one more match’ in the WWE, but wanting to do it in his own promotion – Reality Of Wrestling (ROW).
Below is what Booker T said:
“Well, I’ll tell you right now, man, if WWE was to call me and say, ‘hey Book, we want you to do a match with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin,’ I’d do it! I’d do that in a heartbeat! I’ve scratched every itch I’ve ever had in the business as far as working goes, but I want to have one more match at Reality Of Wrestling.
My students, the guys that I mentor, the guys that I coach, these guys, they’ve got to know that their mentor, their sensei, can still go out there and still do it. Hey, I’m still the boss and I have to go out there and show these guys that I’m still the boss!
It’s very important for me to do it, but only here at Reality Of Wrestling. As well as my son. He’s eight years old and he asked me just last week, he goes, ‘dad, what was it like when you were wrestling?’
I had to show him some old YouTube videos and he goes, ‘man, you were good! I wish I could have seen you.’ Do you know what I mean? Let me show my son that dad can still go out there and hold his own a little bit, so that’s important as well.”