– During an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit.com to promote SmackDown Live, Mauro Ranallo talked about what it’s like to work with Vince McMahon.
“Vince McMahon is an intimidating individual because of the amount of respect he commands because of what he’s done for entertainment, turning the business into a billion dollar success story,” Ranallo stated. “He rarely sleeps, he’s a workaholic, he’s passionate, he loves what he does. Every week I’m inspired by what he puts into his business. From the moment I arrive at the arena, it’s go time. It brings out the best in you because it comes from the top. But in terms of intimidating, Vince McMahon takes the cake for sure.”
– Stephanie McMahon’s book, which has yet to be titled, is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2016. Click here for details on the book.
– It’s been exactly one year since “Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away.
On July 31, 2015, the wrestling legend died in his sleep at the age of 61, in his home in Hollywood, California. His death certificate attributes this to cardiopulmonary arrest caused by hypertension, listing a pulmonary embolism as a contributing factor; TMZ reported this as a heart attack caused by the embolism. Piper is survived by his wife, Kitty, their four children, and four grandchildren.