• WWF Legend Passed Away 21 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 34
On this day in 2000, we lost Old School WWF Legend Yokozuna (Real name: Rodney Anoa’i) at the young age of 34 due to pulmonary edema.
During his time in the World Wrestling Federation (1992-1996), Yoko won 2 WWF World Heavyweight Titles, 2 WWF World Tag Team Titles and the 1993 Royal Rumble match.
Yokozuna’s most memorable rivalries during his WWF career were against Bret Hart, Lex Luger, Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker.
In 2012, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by current SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos.
† REST IN PEACE YOKOZUNA
October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 23, 1995) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was taped in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1995’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Battle Royal feat. Owen Hart, King Kong Bundy, Marty Jannetty, Isaac Yankem, Kama, Sid, Henry Godwinn, Duke Droese, Jean Pierre Lafitte, Skip, Barry Horowitz, The 1-2-3 Kid, Aldo Montoya, Savio Vega, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Fatu, Hakushi, Bob Holly, Rad Radford and Bam Bam Bigelow
2. Avatar vs. Brian Walsh
3. Alundra Blayze vs. Bertha Faye