• Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran James Dick (Tank Toland) celebrates his 45th birthday today.
After years in WWE’s then developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, Toland was brought to the WWE Friday Night SmackDown! roster in 2005, where he became one half of ‘The Dicks’.
Yes, you read that correctly, The Dicks, … THE DICKS !!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES DICK!
• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (August 31, 1983) – Terry Funk’s First Ever Retirement
On this day in 1983, we witnessed the very first time when Old School Wrestling Legend “retired”.
It happened during an AJPW All Japan Pro Wrestling special event in Tokyo, Japan.
As many times as he retired since that day – i lost count of it a long time ago – he was always good for coming out of retirement for yet “one more run”.
Terry Funk, who’s widely considered one of the greatest promo guys in the history of the business, eventually did retire for real 32 years later in 2015, however with him you never know, so ‘NEVER SAY NEVER’!
• WWE Hall Of Famer Pulled From An Indy Show Due To A Medical Emergency
WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall was scheduled to appear at Rival Pro Wrestling’s one-year anniversary show in Pomona, California last Saturday, but he was pulled due to a medical emergency.
Below is the statement that the promotion issued regarding this:
“As we all know health is key & comes first.
Earlier this week we were contacted by GeminiSports Cards informing us that Scott Hall has had a Medical emergency but will keep us updated on his Status for the show.
This was released today by GeminiSports cards & Scott Hall:
“Dear Wrestling fans, we regret to inform you that Scott Hall will not be able to make his appearance tomorrow for The Rival Pro 1st Anniversary Show: Summer Rizing.
Unfortunately due to a Medical Emergency, Scott will be unable to travel. We are working on a possible date to reschedule. Scott’s health is most important at this time and we wish him the best.
Scott loves his fans and is upset he can’t make the show but as we said his health is most important and we are working on rescheduling with him.
* Us here at Rival Pro Wrestling would like send a quick prayer out to Scott Hall and wish him a speedy recovery.
We deeply apologize to all the fans that were coming out to see Scott. To all who have purchased a meet & Greet ticket GeminiSports Cards will be offering a credit to his next scheduled appearance at Rival Pro.
– This has been a ruff road to an 1 Year Anniversary celebration. Our original main event for the RivalPro Championship was postponed due to both opponents flight schedules & being out of the country.
Now a Medical Emergency to the Bad Guy himself. This will not stop us from having one hell of a show and we hope to see you all this Saturday at Rival Pro: 1 Year Anniv.”