• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 20, 2011) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2011, we lost Old School WWF/WCW Legend “The Macho Man” Randy Savage (Real name: Randall Poffo) at the age of 58.
Randy Savage is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time in professional wrestling.
Most notably, The Macho Man wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1985 to 1994 and for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1994 till 2000.
The last time we ever saw Savage in the ring was in late 2004, when he wrestled for Total Nonstop Action (now known as iMPACT Wrestling) on PPV.
In 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former tag team partner and frien,d “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan.
His brother “Leaping” Lanny Poffo (The Genius) accepted the induction on Randy’s behalf.
† REST IN PEACE MACHO MAN
November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011
• WWE Wrestler Got Released Because She Complained About The Company’s Medical Procedures
Former NXT wrestler Rachael Evers (Rachael Ellering), daughter of WWE Hall Of Famer Paul Ellering, was released by WWE as part of their budget cuts last month. The news about her release was made public this month though.
The Wrestling Observer noted that Ellering got released because she complained about the company’s medical procedures. She had issues with the medical team, while she was rehabbing after knee reconstructive surgery.
Her complaints didn’t go well with the higher-ups, and she was given two options soon after, both of which showed her the way out of WWE. She chose one of the options and was released.
Ellering wanted to leave WWE before the Coronavirus pandemic, but she wasn’t let go. Her release was WWE’s decision.
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