Jun 28, 2004

To Whom The Bell Cycles

In the Phillies 14-6 win over the Montreal Expos this evening, David Bell hit for the cycle.  The Phillies third basemen is the second member of the Bell family to accomplish this feat.  His grandfather, Pirates right fielder Gus Bell, hit for the cycle 53 years ago in a game that took place on June 4th, 1951 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jun 19, 2004

WXW Owen Hart Memorial Show

WXW Owen Hart Memorial Show
American Legion Hall - Hazleton, PA
June 19, 1999
Owen Hart tragically died in the ring on May 23, 1999 at the WWF Over The Edge pay-per-view event.  Five years ago today, WXW held a memorial show as a way to pay tribute to an incredibly talented man.

I regret to say that I don't remember the card from that night and I haven't been able to find it online.  However, I do remember that the performers that night included Doink The Clown, Devon Storm (who would go on to become Crowbar in WCW), Wifebeater (who became Chris Hero soon afterward) and Headshrinker Samu.

In the photo above, Afa the Wild Samoan addressed the crowd to speak about Owen Hart.  Standing next to him is his wife, Lynn Anoa'i, and his sons, Headshrinker Samu and Afa Jr.