• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 16, 1990) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1990, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Pat O’Connor at the age of 65 due to cancer.
He is a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, holding the belt from 1959 till losing it to “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers in 1961.
In 2016 he was inducted into the ‘Legacy’ wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.
REST IN PEACE PAT O’CONNOR!
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• WWF Veteran Gets Arrested
Old School WWF Veteran Justin Credible made headlined in December 2017 after he appeared drunk at a wrestling event.
At a Blitzkrieg Pro Wrestling show in Enfield, CT in December 2017, Credible appeared drunk at the show and got called out by other wrestlers for ruining their show.
One wrestler called Credible a disgrace and told him to get the hell out of the ring. You can watch this incident below:
Speaking of Credible, he announced in November that WWE helped him to get clean & sober and that 2018 will be the year he redeems himself:
“When I retired from pro wrestling I honestly didn’t think I would miss it all that much. The last year of my life has been full of ups and downs. Most of them public. My struggles with addiction have been well documented. I’m pleased to say that TODAY i’m clean and sober.
Through the amazing help of the WWE wellness program I am able to live a life I never thought possible with gratitude love and compassion. I also want to say that when I retired October 16 2015 I was not the person that you remember as Justin Credible.
What I’m basically trying to say is 2018 is going to be the year that I redeem myself. Not only in the eyes of the fans but of my peers. I gave this business everything and in return I got lost along the way as so many do. This is in some gimmick to try to get bookings.
If for no other reason I just want to show everyone that with the love and support from the fans & WWE Wellness program anyone can battle their demons and come back better than ever. Stay tuned……”
Justin Credible tweeted the following regarding this incident (but later deleted):
“I f*cked up last night I was not clean I relapsed time to pick up the ball and start all over again.”
It looks like Credible is still facing some troubles as he has been arrested for violating a protective order.
He’s currently in a Connecticut jail on a $7,500 bond.
No word yet on how he violated a protective order, but ProWrestlingSheet is reporting that a protective order was issued for his wife last year after a domestic dispute.