• WWE Is Fining Wrestlers For Slapping Their Leg For Sound Effects
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE wrestlers are no longer allowed to slap their leg after a kick for sound effects.
“There was a story going around that WWE was fining wrestlers for ‘thigh slapping’ when throwing kicks for sound effects, a practice that has been in wrestling as far back as I can remember.”
WWE Officials sent a memo to NXT wrestlers about this and the wrestlers haven’t said a word about it.
According to Fightful, WWE main roster events had a “NO THIGH SLAPPING” sign in big, bold letters in the backstage area.
Last year, Randy Orton took a shot at NXT wrestlers for overusing the leg slaps for sound effects:
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 8, 2020
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 6, 2004) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2004, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Hercules Hernandez (Real name: Ray Fernandez) at the age of 47 due to a heart disease.
Hercules wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 till he left in 1992.
He was originally managed by “Classy” Freddie Blassie, but Slick took over the contracts of Blassie’s entire stable in 1986, before selling Hercules to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan a few months later.
His most famous matches were against “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Title on an episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event in 1986 and against The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania IV in 1988.
† REST IN PEACE HERCULES
May 7, 1956 – March 6, 2004