• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Legendary Old School Wrestling Personality “Easy E” Eric Bischoff celebrates his 63rd birthday today.
After being an announcer for the AWA and WCW, he moved up the ladder and became the President of Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling promotion, as well as the on-screen manager of the most famous faction in Professional Wrestling history: nWo The New World Order.
The last time we saw him in a major role on TV, was on TNA iMPACT Wrestling from 2010 to 2012. He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but it’s obviously just a question of “when” and not “if”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC BISCHOFF!
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 27, 1998) – Goldberg vs. Barry Horowitz
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of WCW Thunder, featuring a match between Bill Goldberg & lifetime WWF/WCW Jobber Barry Horiwitz.
We won’t show any spoilers on who actually ended up winning this great bout, but you can watch the entire match right here:
• WWE Sending Their Biggest Stars To SmackDown Live Next Year?
Last week’s episode of SmackDown Live, which featured Daniel Bryan vs. United States Champion Jeff Hardy in the main event to earn a second opportunity to compete in a Money In The Bank qualifying match, drew 2.19 million viewers.
Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer noted that if WWE draws the same viewership on the FOX Network on Friday nights, then they would move SmackDown Live to FS1.
Slice Wrestling is reporting that WWE is expected to send their biggest stars from RAW to SmackDown Live next year to help draw viewership on SmackDown Live on the FOX Network.
— SW (@SliceWrestling) May 24, 2018