• Old School WWF/WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/WCW Veteran The Barbarian (Real name: Sione Vailahi) celebrates his 60th birthday today.
His first run for a major promotion started in 1984 for Jim Crockett Promotions as part of a faction called “Paul Jones’ Army”.
In 1987, he formed the Tag Team ‘The Powers of Pain’ with The Warlord, feuding with The Road Warriors, before getting signed by the World Wrestling Federation in 1988.
In 1990, the WWF broke them up and turned them into singles wrestlers. Barbarian was now managed by the legendary Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, thus becoming a member of the famous ‘Heenan Family’ faction.
A few weeks after the 1992 Royal Rumble PPV, he was let go by the WWF and joined World Championship Wrestling in July 1992, basically returning to Jim Crockett Promotions, which was now owned by Ted Turner and since had changed its name because of that.
In mid-1993, he left WCW and returned to the WWF in mid-1994 as Headshrinker Sione, replacing Samu as one half of ‘The Headshrinkers’.
A year later in the summer of 1995, The Barbarian left yet again for WCW, where he wrestled till they let him go in April of 2000 as a victim of them lowering budget costs.
He has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARBARIAN!
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• WWE’s Intention Behind The Undertaker – Shawn Michaels Segment From RAW Revealed
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, The Undertaker made a surprise return to confront Shawn Michaels as HBK was talking about how his buddy Triple H is going to defeat The Undertaker at WWE Super Show-Down and how Triple H has more left in the tank than Taker does.
HBK told Taker that he’s retired out of respect to ‘The Phenom’ (The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels in a ‘Streak vs. Career’ match at WrestleMania 26 in 2010), but Taker questioned if that decision is out of respect, or out of fear as ‘The Deadman’ thinks there’s only one man Shawn would go after if he came out of retirement and that’s him and he already put him down.
You can watch their segment below:
WrestleVotes noted back on Tuesday that WWE’s intention behind this segment was to get people talking about Shawn coming out of retirement for a huge rematch with ‘The Deadman’.
Getting a lot of questions about Shawn Michaels & The Undertaker. I don’t know if HBK is going to wrestle again, & if anyone says they do, they are lying. No one knows, YET. The angle last night however was strong. And WWE KNEW it would get people talking. So that’s that.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 4, 2018
After this update, Joe Peisich noted on the Fired Up podcast that his sources have told him that WWE officials are considering two matches for Shawn Michaels – one with The Undertaker and the other with current WWE Champion AJ Styles.
Joe also noted that there’s an 80% chance of The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels rematch happening.