– Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino turns 76 years old today while former WWE star Barry Darsow turns 52 and former WWE star Manu turns 27.
– On this day back in 1999, WWE Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon passed away at the age of 62.
– From Kris Zellner’s Lucha Report:
Averno said in an interview over the weekend that many people thought that once he lost his mask that he would go on a downward spiral in his career but that has not been the case as he has felt reborn since losing it because he now has his family’s honor to uphold. Averno also talked about the report by Super Luchas in May that he was signing with WWE and said that nothing was ever concrete and that while it is a dream of his to become a star in the United States as he has already conquered Mexico along with having success with New Japan his home is with EMLL. Averno said that if WWE comes with a deal that he would listen to it of course but his heart is in Mexico. Averno then talked about WWE becoming big in Mexico and said that the wrestlers themselves are to blame because they go out and throw around these big challenges for mask and hair matches but never deliver which angers the fans because they get their hopes up and some of these guys never follow through.
– WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio said in media interviews in Mexico last week to promote the upcoming WWE tapings that the company is looking at doing a WrestleMania event from Mexico City in the future.
Partial source: PWInsider