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WWE Hall Of Famer Passed Away 30 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 32 (The Undertaker’s 1st Pro-Wrestling “Trainer”)

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• WWE Hall Of Famer Passed Away 30 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 32 (The Undertaker’s 1st Pro-Wrestling “Trainer”)

On this day in 1992, we lost Old School NWA Legend “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer (Real name: Bruce Woyan) at the young age of 32 due to a drug overdose.

Buzz Sawyer wrestled for several territories during the 70s & 80s, most famously Jim Crockett Promotions, Mid-South Wrestling, Pacific Northwest Wrestling and Georgia Championship Wrestling.

He also had a brief run for the World Wrestling Federation in 1984, where he was known as “Bulldog” Buzz Sawyer.

In the 80s, a young Mark Calaway (now known as The Undertaker) paid him to get trained, but Sawyer bailed on him, took the money and moved elsewhere.

Buzz was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of their annual “Legacy Wing” inductions.

† REST IN PEACE BUZZ SAWYER

June 14, 1959 – February 7, 1992

• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (February 7, 1987) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1987 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

– Barry Windham & Ron Garvin vs. Rocky King & George South

– Rock n Roll Express vs. 2 Scrubs

– Bob Armstrong vs. Thunderfoot

– Lex Luger vs. Eddie Roberts

– Vladimir Petrov vs. Mike Simani

– Arn Anderson vs. Tommy Angel

– Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez vs. Tim Horner & Ricky Lee Jones

        
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