• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 4, 2016) – ECW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School ECW Veteran Axl Rotten (Real name: Brian Knighton) at the age of 44 due to a heroin overdose.
Axl Rotten briefly appeared in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1991 but eventually became famous while wrestling for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1993 till 1999, most notably feuding with his kayfabe brother Ian Rotten and later teaming up with Balls Mahoney.
His last major appearances were at WWE’s ECW tribute show ‘ECW One Night Stand’ in 2005, as well as TNA’s ECW tribute show ‘TNA HardCore Justice’ in 2010.
† Rest In Peace Axl Rotten
April 21, 1971 – February 4, 2016
• WWE Hall Of Famer Reveals Why He Won’t Join All Elite Wrestling
During a recent appearance on What A Rush podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page talked about how he got an invitation for ALL IN and why he won’t join All Elite Wrestling.
Below is what DDP said:
“Cody sent me a text. He said: ‘Do ya got one more Diamond Cutter in ya?’ I said, ‘Yeah, for you.’ WWE I always got one for too, but you know I think I’ve run out of them there because they’ve given me a lot towards the end of my career. Cody, because like again, he’s like my nephew. I’ve been with him and raising him with Dusty and just being a mentor to him and I love what he’s doing, man.
I know what a lot of people are saying, ‘Are you gonna be a part of AEW? I’m like, ‘Not really, no.’ I’d rather be on the outside than on the inside. I don’t want anything from it.
WWE’s treated me really good. I get to wear all my own sh*t. You know DDP Yoga stuff. They put up whatever I put up you know if I put up, like right now there’s a 2K19 promo that me and Xavier Woods did at my house that’s hysterical and they took it and they put it out there. So I want to keep my relationship with WWE. It’s for my business, you know?”
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