• WWF Legend Criticized For Staying Silent When Chyna Passed Away
Former WWF Women’s Champion ‘The 9th Wonder of the World’ Chyna passed away on April 17, 2016 at the age of 46 due to an accidental drug overdose.
She used to be the girlfriend of Triple H and even worked as his valet and his D-Generation X associate, but The Game eventually ended up leaving her for Stephanie McMahon, the daughter of WWF promoter Vince McMahon.
During a recent interview on the ‘Wrestling Outlaws Show’ podcast, former WWF writer Vince Russo bashed Triple H for keeping silent after his former girlfriend passed away.
The interview was recorded before Monday’s season premiere episode of RAW, where DX celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Here’s what Russo said:
“Here’s what I’m interested in. How is Chyna going to be acknowledged (during their 25th anniversary celebration)?
If Triple H goes out there and acknowledges Chyna, I will be the first one to apologize. Because he had said nothing since her passing.
If he goes out there and says something heartfelt, I will be the first to say ‘I apologize bro’. But we know their track record and we know what they do. And the odds of that happening are a million to one.”
During their 25th anniversary celebration, X-Pac gave a shout out to Chyna during the main event segment of RAW.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 14, 2009) – Legendary Old School WWF Manager Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost the legendary Old School WWF Manager “Captain” Lou Albano at the age of 76 due to a heart attack.
As one of the most memorable personalities of the famous Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection (1984-1986) during the Golden WWF Era, Lou Albano also made a name for himself when he was seen in Cindy Lauper’s music videos on MTV, as well as playing Mario in the tv series ‘The Super Mario Bros Super Show!’.
After many of the Tag Teams he managed won WWWF/WWF World Tag Team Championships, he was being referred to as “The Manager of Champions”.
Among the teams he led to Tag Team Gold were The U.S. Express, The British Bulldogs, The Wild Samoans, The Moondogs, The Blackjacks, The Valiant Brothers & The Headshrinkers, among others.
In 1996, Lou Albano was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by radio and television host Joe Franklin.
† REST IN PEACE CAPTAIN LOU
July 29, 1933 – October 14, 2009