Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mr. Fuji Passes Away

WWE posted the following:

WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, passed away this morning at the age of 82.

Fuji spent more than 30 years entertaining fans worldwide as both an in-ring competitor and one of WWE’s greatest managers. A five-time WWE World Tag Team Champion, Fuji was infamous for keeping small bags of salt in his tights which he would throw into his opponents’ eyes.

After retiring from the ring, Fuji managed a litany of WWE’s most feared Superstars, such as George “The Animal” Steele, Kamala, Killer Khan, Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna and most notably, “Magnificent” Don Muraco.

With Muraco, Fuji treated WWE fans to the classic Fuji Vice, Fuji General, Fuji Bandito and Fuji Chan series. These series were ahead of their time because spoofing successful television shows as they tried to break into Hollywood was the epitome of sports-entertainment.

His career will be remembered by different generations for different reasons but Mr. Fuji, whether as a Superstar or manager, is one of the most entertaining performers in the history of WWE.

WWE extends its condolences to Fujiwara’s family, friends and fans.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Shawn Michaels At WWE NXT Last Night

Triple H posted the following:
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Original Plans For Finn Balor's Universal Title Reign

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Finn Balor was originally scheduled to defend the WWE Universal Title against Kevin Owens at the September 25th RAW brand Clash of Champions pay-per-view from Indianapolis.

The Balor vs. Owens match would have ended in a way that set up Balor vs. Owens vs. Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat for the October 30th Hell In a Cell pay-per-view from Boston. As noted, Balor's original WWE SummerSlam opponent was Jericho.

A Fatal 4 Way will take place on RAW to crown a new WWE Universal Champion with Owens, Big Cass, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. No word yet on who they have planned to win but it's worth noting that Reigns and Rollins were both originally scheduled to be kept out of the title picture for a few months.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Michelle McCool Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

Former WWE Womens champion Michelle McCool posted the following: