• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 76th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend “Big” Otto Wanz.
Otto Wanz won the AWA World Heavyweight Champion from Nick Bockwinkel on August 29, 1982, but lost it back to Bockwinkel later that year, on October 9, 1982.
He also used to be champion and later became the promoter of the biggest european promotion in history, the CWA Catch Wrestling Association.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
June 13, 1943 – September 14, 2017
• WWE Reportedly Trying To Convince Wrestlers Not To Leave
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials are trying to convince wrestlers not to leave and they’re trying to imply that their career will be over if they leave WWE.
Below is what Meltzer said:
“They are trying to convince people not to leave with the idea that your career is over when you leave. They’re trying to convince the fans of it too like they’re doing a lot of subtle things like that stuff with the local wrestlers like on 205 Live with the idea of like you’re not in WWE then you’re a joke. Yolo County Tag Team Champions or something — yeah they’re trying to get this ‘it’s WWE or it doesn’t count you’re not in wrestling’.
They used to do this before like when Cody left like ‘your career’s over the minute you leave’ and most of those guys were believing it then, but now none of them are believing it anymore and the guys who are leaving are all happier that they’re gone so now it’s exposed.
I heard that there’s people counting the days there, yeah. A lot of people are counting the days. It’s amazing it’s like the whole AEW coming in and actually doing a really successful show has changed everything.”