• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Paul “Butcher” Vachon celebrates his 81st birthday today.
Paul Vachon is the brother of the late Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon & Vivian Vachon, as well as the adoptive father of the late Luna Vachon.
He wrestled for the World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1975, 1977 & 1978 and later for the renamed World Wrestling Federation in 1983, 1984 & 1985.
Many 80s fans will remember him for his appearances on various episodes of the weekly TV show ‘WWF Tuesday Night Titans’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTCHER VACHON!
• WWF Veteran Needs Surgery, But Will Go Broke If He Gets It
During a recent appearance on WINCLY podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Marty Jannetty talked about needing ankle surgery, why he doesn’t want help from DDP & more.
Below are the highlights:
On requiring ankle surgery:
“I’m having a problem with my ankle and it’s a hard adjustment from being a world-class athlete to having to gimp and use a crutch.
When I look at guys that are my age like Iron Sheik – man he’s in a wheelchair. Duke ‘The Dumpster’ Droese – from his knee down he’s got a titanium leg. I see that and it hurts my feelings because I don’t wanna see them like that. I can only think what fans must think when they see us like that.
Mine’s only a gimp, I can get it fixed. I don’t have health insurance so it’s gonna cost me a little bit. I could do it now, but then I’ll be broke. If I don’t make money after that, then where am I gonna eat?
I’m trying but it’s so hard when you have self-doubt. My dad once told me that if you don’t have self-respect, it don’t matter what you got because you ain’t got nothing. It’s hard to respect yourself when you can’t walk right. Now I can’t even walk out to the trash can to put the trash out. I gotta let it smell up the house before I finally do. It’s a hard adjustment.”
On why he doesn’t want any help from Diamond Dallas Page’s DDP Yoga:
“I love him to death. I don’t wanna say nothing negative, but there was a couple of negative things. His response was not one I liked and I’ll just leave it at that.
I wanna leave it alone because I don’t wanna say nothing negative.”
On why he doesn’t want fans to help him by donating on GoFundMe:
“I love Joey [Janela]. He offered to help me, him and Chris Jericho to do a GoFundMe.
Scott Hall had just gotten a sh*tload of money from the GoFundMe. Here I come behind him and the first three or four comments were ‘Oh, all these drughead partiers blew their money and now they want us to pay.’
I was like ‘No. Take it down. I don’t want that up there.’ Because it does appear that way.
And when you’ve been worldwide – it’s even harder. I’m asking people for money that already paid me. When they showed up to the arena that night, they paid me. And now I’m asking for more? It’s just hard.”