• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran “Uganda” Giant Kimala (Real name: Benjamin Peacock) celebrates his 55th birthday today.
After his debut in 1986, Peacock wrestled for various promotions such as All Japan Pro Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Council and World Championship Wrestling, always portraying an almost exact copy of the famous “Kamala” gimmick.
During his career he used several different ring names such as Uganda, Giant Kimala, Mambo Warrior, Botswana Beast, Kimala #2 and Atkie Malumba.
Hardly anyone remembers nowadays, that he was even a ‘Paul Heyman guy’ for one night in Ted Turner’s WCW (1992), where Paul brought him in to wrestle Bill Watts’ son Erik Watts.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANT KIMALA!
• WWE Originally Planned An Invasion Angle For WrestleMania 35
Before becoming a part of All Elite Wrestling, The Young Bucks rejected a major WWE contract.
We noted last month via the Wrestling Observer that Triple H offered The Young Bucks approximately the same amount of money that former 2 time WWE Champion AJ Styles gets paid (and AJ is among the top paid full-time WWE Superstars right now).
Along with that type of money, WWE wanted to make their “Being The Elite” YouTube show a weekly special on the WWE Network.
The contract also included a “6 month window” where they could pull out of their 3 year contracts if they weren’t happy with their booking. The Observer noted that WWE never offered anyone this “6 month window” deal ever.
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In an update to this, the Wrestling Observer is now reporting that WWE had planned an invasion angle for WrestleMania 35 involving The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega.
That angle will obviously not take place now as The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega are Executive Vice Presidents in All Elite Wrestling (along with being wrestlers as well).