• WWE Wrestler Apologizes For Making A Controversial Tweet Regarding Meat Loaf’s Death
Legendary singer Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday) passed away on January 20 at the age of 74.
He appeared as a guest General Manager of RAW in May 2010, and got RKOed by Randy Orton. You can watch it below:
— Liam Stewart (@LiamAStewart) January 21, 2022
SmackDown wrestler Shotzi tweeted the following after news of Meat Loaf’s death broke out:
“Woah. I ate meatloaf last night. RIP.”
Shotzi received a lot of backlash from the fans for making this tweet, so she deleted it.
Shotzi has now issued the following statement:
“I honestly was not trying to make a joke about Meat Loaf’s passing.
I legitimately made a meatloaf on Thursday while listening to ‘paradise by the dashboard light’ on repeat so I was shocked by the coincidence and impulsively posted about it.
I took down the post immediately within a few minutes because I quickly realized it was disrespectful and insensitive when in reality I am actually a huge fan.
This has really consumed me and I feel very gross. I’m genuinely sorry to the friends and family that saw that post. I cant stop thinking about how that might have made anyone close to him feel.”
• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Celebrate His Birthday
Today would have been the 57th birthday of Old School ECW/WCW/WWF Veteran Mike Awesome (Real name: Michael Lee Alfonso).
Mike Awesome was the real life cousin of Hulk Hogan’s nephew, fellow Old School WCW Veteran Horace Hogan (Michael Bollea).
After years in Japan (FMW), Mike wrestled for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling until he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in April 2000, while still holding the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
Awesome, now under WCW contract, ended up dropping the Title a few days later at an ECW event in Indianapolis, by losing it to WWF Wrestler Tazz, who then lost the Title the following week to Tommy Dreamer.
When Vince McMahon bought WCW in March 2001, he was signed to a World Wrestling Federation contract and became a member of the WCW/ECW Alliance during the infamous Invasion Storyline.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007