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Percival A. Friend passes away

Al Friend, who was best known as a manager in the Central States during the 70s as Percival A. Friend, passed away today after what was reported as a  lengthy illness.

Friend was 70.

Friend started as in wrestling in his native Flint, MI, as a ring announced in 1963.  Shortly thereafter, he started working as a referee, and then a masked wrestler, often using the name The Green Hornet.

WWE announces loaded go-home show for Hell in a Cell pay-per-view

With WWE ratings at historic lows, the company has announced a loaded up go-home show for Hell in a Cell.

The final Raw before the PPV, on October 19th from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX, has announced a lineup for the show that includes Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair along with Hell in a Cell headliners Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. With the go-home Raw being in Dallas, and it being the final show in the market until WrestleMania, it is expected that significant WrestleMania 32 news will come out of that event.

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Remembering friend of the Observer Dave Korner

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