• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend Jesse “The Body” Ventura celebrates his 68th birthday today.
The former Navy Seal became a professional wrestler in 1975, most famously performing for Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association, before he joined the World Wrestling Federation full-time in 1984.
Jesse Ventura retired from active professional wrestling and became a color commentator, often teamed with play-by-play commentators Gorilla Monsoon or Vince McMahon.
Jesse is still widely considered to be one of the Top-3 color commentators of all time, with the other 2 being Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Jerry “The King” Lawler. No one else ever came even remotely close to those three.
Ventura, who also worked as an actor in several movies, such as Predator, The Running Man, Demolition Man, and Batman & Robin, was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota in November 1998 and stayed in office for one term between 1999 and 2003.
In 2004, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his own son Tyrel Ventura.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSE VENTURA!
• WWE Ticket Prices Increase After Brock Lesnar’s Universal Title Win
After Seth Rollins pinned Baron Corbin in the main event of Extreme Rules 2019 to retain the Universal Championship (which also meant Becky Lynch retained the RAW Women’s Championship as well), Mr. Money In The Bank Brock Lesnar came out to cash-in his contract.
Lesnar delivered two German Suplexes to Rollins and then cashed-in his contract. Lesnar then hit Rollins with an F5 to pick up the win and become a 3 time Universal Champion.
After Lesnar’s Title win, WWE ticket prices have increased. Tickets for tonight’s RAW, which were once being sold for $30, are now being sold for $73.
Below is what a fan tweeted about this:
I picked up tickets for tomorrow’s #Raw for like 30 bucks each about 2 hours ago bc I knew if Brock Lesnar would win the title tickets would jump, these are them now. There’s a reason he’s always given the title whether we like it or not #WWE #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/RHr5AQv94u
— Watchalong Wrestling (@WatchWrestlePod) July 15, 2019
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