• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 1, 1992) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1992, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Uncle Elmer (Real name: Stanley Frazier) at the age of 54 due to kidney failure.
After touring the territories as ‘Playboy Frazier’, Frazier joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985, where he became known as Uncle Elmer and was part of a Hillbillies faction with Hillbilly Jim, Cousin Luke & Cousin Junior.
Elmer’s biggest claim to fame would probably be, when he got married (for real) on a pre-taped episode of WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event in 1985.
After leaving the WWF in 1986, he went back to the territories, such as the AWA (Minnesota) & CWA (Memphis).
† REST IN PEACE UNCLE ELMER!
August 16, 1937 – July 1, 1992
• WWE Hall Of Famer Says The Undertaker Did The Right Thing By Returning
During a recent edition of the Hall of Fame podcast, two time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T had the following to say about The Undertaker’s return on last week’s RAW:
“I think that’s the perfect way to bring Undertaker into the fold. Because Roman Reigns been having a whole lot of trouble with Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre, and what better way to sell this [than to] bring someone in to back [Reigns] up.
And who’s bigger? What bigger name we gonna get in the business than The Undertaker? So I say, come back out, go out there, wash that dirt off. And give the people what they wanna see more than anything.
If they see Undertaker’s last match, that’s the one thing. If it is the last match, you don’t want it to be like it was at Super Showdown. That’s not what you want. You don’t want that for yourself, you don’t want that for your kids, you don’t want that for your legacy.
So you say, ‘Hey, man. I gotta go out here and get a redo.’ And I think that’s what this is. Undertaker saying, ‘Hey man, let me go out here and redo this thing all over again, give the people what they wanna see: The Undertaker the way they are used to seeing him and the way they want to see him.”