Arn Anderson Remembers Bobby Eaton
The latest episode of ARN features Arn Anderson reminiscing on his relationship with the late Bobby Eaton, who passed away on August 5 at age 62.
According to the synopsis, this special episode of ARN sees Anderson “reflect on the recent passing of one of his dear friends, the legendary “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton. Arn discusses Bobby the worker, but more importantly, Bobby the family man, and friend. Enjoy as we pay tribute to one of the all-time greats, Bobby Eaton.”
“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase will be hosting “80s Wrestling Night” at the New Jersey State Fair on Saturday, August 14 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ from 6-9 PM. DiBiase’s appearance is in conjunction with The Wrestling Collector Pro Wrestling Superstore in Stockholm, NJ, and proceeds from his appearance will benefit the Agricultural Division. Autographed photos, own-item autographs, and photo-ops will be available.
DiBiase reflected on his in-ring career in a recent interview with WrestleZone, praising his work with Bret Hart as some of his favorites during his WWE run.
“There were a few matches, and I’ve had feuds with several guys, but the one guy that I had just a couple of matches with that I never had the opportunity to have a run with was Bret Hart. As a matter of fact, Bret Hart and I had a match, and this match, I can’t remember if it was on Superstars or [WWF Wrestling] Challenge,” DiBiase said, “but it was in Odessa, Texas, and we just tore the house down.”
The match DiBiase spoke of took place on episode #136 of WWF Wrestling Challenge on March 9, 1989, a contest that drew a great amount of praise from the late Pat Patterson. DiBiase shared his admiration for Patterson and said he and Bret worked so well together that Pat believed they’d done the match many times before, but it was actually the first time they’d ever worked together.
“I came [backstage] and Pat Patterson, who I had the greatest respect for—he’s another guy that had an excellent understanding for the psychology of what we do, and as a matter of fact, if I ever had a question about a finish, a match, if I could get to him, that’s the guy I would go to. And so, he watches this [match] and he says, ‘Man, you guys must be working a lot together. That was fantastic!’ Bret and I looked at each other, then we looked at Pat and I said that’s the first match we’d ever had,” DiBiase said, “We both came from wrestling families and we both came from a style and an understanding of what wrestling is, and that’s what we went out there and did. Bret’s one of those guys that I had a few matches with, but I would’ve really loved to have a run with.”
Check out our full interview with Ted DiBiase at this link.