• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 13, 2000) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2000, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Jumbo Tsuruta (Real name: Tomomi Tsuruta) at the age of 49 due to complications from kidney transplant.
As an Amateur Greco-Roman Wrestler, Tsuruta competed in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, before becoming a professional wrestler, who worked for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) among several other territories.
The highlight of his career was without a doubt becoming the AWA World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Nick Bockwinkel on February 23, 1984.
† REST IN PEACE JUMBO TSURUTA
March 25, 1951 – May 13, 2000
• Old School WWF Jobber Of The Day: Ross Browner
• WWE Planning To Split A Stable
Austin Theory made his main roster debut before WrestleMania 36. At the Show of Shows, he teamed up with Angel Garza to take on The Street Profits for the RAW Tag Team Championship.
Theory joined Zelina Vega’s stable alongside Garza and Andrade following WrestleMania. However, he wasn’t planned to be a part of it for long, as he’s reportedly set to head out of it soon.
PWInsider noted the following about Theory’s status:
“They seem to be teasing the beginning of Austin Theory getting tossed out of the group. When Austin Theory debuted at WrestleMania I was told he was not long for the group.
He was there basically to help cover things up in terms of what was needed while Andrade was injured, but the long-term plan was not to keep him with Zelina Vega and friends.”
The current tension between Theory and Garza will probably lead to Theory being tossed out of the stable.
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