Jake Roberts in Baltimore tonight
An appearance by former WWE star Jake “The Snake” Roberts headlines tonight’s Eastern Wrestling Alliance card at Tall Cedars Hall in Parkville.
I’m looking forward to seeing him in person for the first time in quite a while. Although Roberts was a very popular babyface for several years in WWE, I will always think of him as being one of the all-time great heels. His heel turn during the Randy Savage-Elizabeth wedding at SummerSlam in 1991 is one of the most memorable angles in WWE history.
For more information on tonight’s show, go to ewamaryland.com.
A few other notes:
Speaking of Baltimore-area independent shows, Maryland Championship Wrestling owner Dan McDevitt recently announced on MCW’s Web site that a deal to bring in Ric Flair for an appearance at the July 19 event in Dundalk fell through. After believing that an agreement was in place, McDevitt said that WWE decided last week against Flair making the appearance. “There was no reason given,” McDevitt said in a statement, “and I guess they don’t have to because they are the WWE.”
While it obviously is a huge disappointment that Flair isn’t coming, MCW still has a fantastic weekend planned for the two-day Shamrock Cup tournament on July 18-19 at the New Green Room. In addition to the MCW regulars, Tammy “Sunny” Sytch, The Iron Sheik, Balls Mahoney and Devon “Crowbar” Storm are scheduled to appear. For more information, go to marylandwrestling.com. …
I wanted to give a special thanks to Michael Sedor for his flattering words in the two-part article he wrote about me on jabandgrapple.com. …
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