There is a local promotion in Haleyville, AL that has banned Buff Bagwell from their shows. He was working as a main eventer, but according to the local newspaper he had used profanity and, according to another source, “was just an *** in general.” The promoter vowed never to use him anywhere again.
Ricky Steamboat got the rights to his ring name back, which is why he’s been appearing as “Ricky Steamboat” in video packages and mentions on WWE.com. His wife had originally gotten the rights to the name in a divorce settlement and refused to give them up. WWE didn’t want to do anything major with Steamboat on TV (he’s been working there as a road agent) because they figured nobody would care about “Richard Blood”. They likely made a deal where he was given the rights, and his ex-wife will get a split of the profits that they can now make off merchandise, DVDs, etc. They can also now induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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