• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 18, 2017) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2017, we lost Old School NWA/WWF Legend “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff (Real name: Oreal Perras) at the age of 74 due to liver cancer.
In 1971, he defeated then WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino for the title in what is said to be an even more shocking moment than what we witnessed at WrestleMania XXX, when Brock Lesnar broke The Undertaker’s streak.
Those who were in Madison Square Garden on January 18, 1971 said that you could hear a needle drop after Koloff had defeated Bruno via pinfall.
The Russian Bear has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, a very deserving honor that they missed out on while he was still alive.
† REST IN PEACE IVAN KOLOFF
August 25, 1942 – February 18, 2017
• WWE SummerSlam Expected To Return To The UK Under New Deal
According to SunSport, WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view is expected to return to the United Kingdom due to WWE’s new TV deal with BT Sport.
Word going on is that SummerSlam will be held at the Wembley Stadium in London in the coming years.
SummerSlam 1992 pay-per-view was the last “Big 4” WWF/E PPV event that took place in the UK.
• Advertised Matches For The Go-Home Edition Of RAW For Elimination Chamber 2020
The following matches are being advertised for the March 2, 2020 episode of RAW from Barclays Center in New York, which is the go-home edition of RAW for Elimination Chamber 2020 PPV:
– Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton
– The Big Show vs. Seth Rollins
– WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors vs. RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair
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