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80s Pro Wrestling Legend Butch Reed Dead At 66

Reed died of heart complications and his death was announced by his family. Reed started out in "Cowboy" Bill Watts Mid-South Wrestling from 1983-1986. He was known as "Hacksaw" Butch Reed and was the tag team partner of wrestler "The Junkyard Dog". He would then move to the WWF from 1986-1988. He dyed his hair blonde and was known as "The Natural" Butch Reed.  Reed suffered two heart attacks that lead to his death.

Major League Baseball World Series During The 80s

During the span of 1980 through 1989 several teams appeared twice in the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland A's, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals, and St. Louis Cardinals all appeared more than once.  Of Interesting note was the fact that the New York Yankees, which have the most wins in World Series history as a team, did not win in the 80s and only made one appearance during the ten-year time span in 1981. Below the winning team chart is a chart of The World Series MVP Winners for each year. Year Winning Team Winning Manager Games Losing Team Losing Manager 1980 Philadelphia Phillies (3, 1–2) Dallas Green 4–2 Kansas City Royals (1, 0–1) Jim Frey 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers (17, 5–12) Tommy Lasorda 4–2 New...

WWE Legend Road Warrior Animal Dead At 60

Multiple outlets are reporting the death of Road Warrior Animal (real name: Joe Laurinaitis) who was one half of the wrestling team "Road Warriors" and Legion Of Doom. His death has been seemingly confirmed on his official Twitter account with the following post: At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60. The family is planning to release a statement later today. At this time we ask for you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers. #OhWhatARush Animal and his tag team partner Hawk were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.  Hawk died of a heart attack in 2003.

NFL Superbowl Games During The 80s

Super Bowls In The 80s XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19 XV Jan. 25, 1981 Superdome (New Orleans) Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10 XVI Jan. 24, 1982 Silverdome (Pontiac, Mich.) San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21 XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Washington 27, Miami 17 XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 Tampa (Fla.) Stadium Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9 XIX Jan. 20, 1985 Stanford (Calif.) Stadium San Francisco 38, Miami 16 XX Jan. 26, 1986 Superdome (New Orleans) Chicago 46, New England 10 XXI Jan. 25, 1987 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) New York Giants 39, Denver 20 XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego) Washington 42, Denver 10 XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 Joe Robbie Stadium...

Bo Jackson

Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is a retired American baseball and football player. He was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He also won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. In football, he played running back for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. In baseball, he played left field and was a designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels of the American League in Major League Baseball. While at Auburn University, he won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, the prize annually awarded to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. He also ran a 40-yard dash in 4.12 seconds (hand-timed), which is still...

How Many 80s Wrestlers Do You Remember From This List Of More Than 100?

Pro Wrestling became huge in the 1980s with superstars like Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Dusty Rhodes, Nature Boy Ric Flair, Rowdy Roddy  Piper, and many many more. We've created a list of some of the most famous wrestlers from the 80s. How many do you remember?   List of Famous 80s Wrestlers in Alphabetical Order: Adorable Adrian Adonis Afa Andre the Giant, a.k.a. The Eighth Wonder of the World,  The Gentle Giant Arn Anderson Ax B. Brian Blair Bad News Brown Bam Bam Bigelow Barbarian Barry Windham Big Boss Man Big John Studd Billy Jack Haynes Bob Backlund Bob Orton Bobby Heenan Boris Zhukov Bret "The Hitman" Hart, a.k.a The Excellence of Execution Brooklyn Brawler Brother Love Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, aka Ed Boulder, Eddie Golden, and...

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