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WWE Officials Reportedly Objected Vince McMahon’s Plan For Brock Lesnar Squashing Kofi Kingston

Brock Lesnar vs Kofi Kingston - SmackDown

• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 53rd birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran “The Juicer” Art Barr (Real name: Arthur Leon Barr).

After wrestling for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling during the Jim Herd era in 1990 & 1991, he then moved to Mexico, where made a name for himself as “The Love Machine” Art Barr, Tag Team partner of a young Eddie Guerrero.

Barr passed away in 1994 at the very young age of 28 due to what was believed to be an accidental pill overdose.


October 8, 1966 – November 23, 1994

• WWE Officials Reportedly Objected Vince McMahon’s Plan For Brock Lesnar Squashing Kofi Kingston

As seen on last week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, “The Beast” Brock Lesnar hit Kofi Kingston with one F5 during their match and beat Kofi in 9 seconds to win the WWE Championship.

You can watch it below:

According to Brad Shepard, multiple WWE officials objected Vince McMahon’s idea of Brock squashing Kofi:

“According to a source in WWE, the booking of Kofi Kingston vs. Brock Lesnar on SmackDown came straight from Vince McMahon.

I’m told multiple people in the company objected, not at the result, but at the way Kofi lost the match.”

As we noted before, Kofi issued the following statement regarding this devastating WWE Title loss:

“Once again, I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love I’ve seen on here over the last 24 hours.

As a WWE Superstar, one always hopes to experience moments in this industry that have a real and positive impact on people’s lives. Judging by by all of these messages, I’d say that mission’s been accomplished.

And again, without all of you and your support, none of this happens, so thank you all for letting me live out my childhood dream to the fullest. I am forever indebted to you.

I’m not sure what comes next, but I will always be so proud and honored to have been your champion.”

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