• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 20, 2011) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2011, we lost Old School WWF/WCW Legend “The Macho Man” Randy Savage (Real name: Randall Poffo) at the age of 58.
Randy Savage is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time in professional wrestling.
The Macho Man most notably wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 to 1994 and for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1994 till 2000.
The last time we ever saw Savage in the ring was in late 2004, when he wrestled for Total Nonstop Action (now known as iMPACT Wrestling) on PPV.
In 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former tag team partner and friend “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan.
His brother “Leaping” Lanny Poffo (The Genius) accepted the induction on Randy’s behalf.
† REST IN PEACE MACHO MAN!
• WWE Reportedly Told Their Wrestlers That Ali Was Winning Money In The Bank
According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, WWE told their Wrestlers (even the Money In The Bank participants, including Ali) that Ali was going to win the Men’s Money In The Bank 2019 ladder match.
WWE did this to hide the surprise of Brock Lesnar from everyone.
The MITB match participants were told the real plan of Brock Lesnar winning the match just minutes before their match was scheduled to begin.
As we noted before, WWE hid Brock Lesnar backstage at Money In The Bank 2019 and only a few people knew about Lesnar.
This plan worked out for WWE as everyone was shocked by Lesnar’s return.