• On This Day In Wrestling History (January 7, 2011) – ECW Veteran Passes Away
On this day in 2011, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Big” Val Puccio (Real name: Valentino Puccio) at the age of 45 due to obesity.
Puccio also used to wrestle for the World Wrestling Federation during the early 90s, but only appeared on House Shows and never on TV.
REST IN PEACE
June 9, 1965 – January 7, 2011
• WWF Veteran Says He’ll Die If He Doesn’t Get Sober
WWF Veteran Justin Credible was recently interviewed by The New York Post and was asked about his recent drunk incident at an indy wrestling event. Below are the highlights:
On not watching the video of his drunk in-ring promo:
“I won’t see it. It’s not something that is going to uplift me. I try not to do negative things. I probably can imagine what I look like.”
On knowing he needs to be sober:
“This time it’s a no brainer and it’s a no choice because I can’t drink. I need to be sober or else I will die. It’s one of those situations.”
On apologizing for the incident:
“Being buzzed, drunk, whatever, you don’t make the right calls. It was my intention to work something cool off it. But especially with the young kids who aren’t experienced, they didn’t know how to react and these promoters are not experienced, so they didn’t know how to react.
It just ended up turning into something more than it really was. Not to demean it or downplay it. I definitely did what I did. It’s a big deal for me because I drank.”