• 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!
• WWF Legend On DX’s Return: Those Clowns Are Full Of It Right Now
As seen on last week’s episode of RAW, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels revealed that he’ll be coming out of retirement as D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) is back to face The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker & Kane) at WWE Crown Jewel PPV.
During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan talked about this DX reunion and if there’s a possibility of DX invading his upcoming nWo reunion Q&A event.
Below are the highlights (credit to Wrestlezone for transcription):
On if WWE supports his nWo Reunion event:
“We’ve got the full support of the WWE. The WWE is in full support, so it’s a really cool thing. A lot of people were thinking, ‘Oh, Hogan, you’re gonna get in trouble for using the nWo.’ Vince [McMahon] was very gracious and accommodating. It’s a new day. Everything is really good.”
On a possible DX invasion at his nWo Q&A event:
“With those clowns, they are so full of it right now. They are back up and running. Anything is possible from those guys. I know Shawn [Michaels] lives in Orlando, so you can expect anything from those guys….I don’t know what their itch is all about; but, I’ve had my itch to get my hands on DX a few WrestleManias ago when we had that little Sting match.
That could have been crazy to have the DX members vs the nWo members. We had the itch to get back in their face. I don’t know what their itch is now; but, apparently it’s not us.”