31 years ago today in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carlos Colon defeated Abdullah the Butcher to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship. 15 years ago today in Yokohama, Japan, Vader and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Jun Akiyama and Akitoshi Saito in a tournament final to be crowned the first Pro Wrestling NOAH GHC Tag Team Champions. 15 years ago today in Perth, Australia, Road Dogg Jesse James defeated Jeff Jarrett to become the first World Wrestling All-Stars World Heavyweight Champion. 13 years ago today, WWE presented No Mercy (WWE Network link) from the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. About 8,500 were in attendance, with 254,000 homes watching on PPV, down from 300,000 the previous
Golf great Tiger Woods has a timeline for his return to the game. He sat down for a rare one-on-one interview with Charlie Rose on Rose’s PBS program as the charitable group he started with his father, the Tiger Woods Foundation, turns 20. Woods spoke about his struggle to come back after a series of injuries, the fallout from controversies he endured in 2009, and the one decision that remains his single biggest regret. Rose: When do you think you’ll come back? Woods: I’m hoping to come back in December. Rose: You believe you can do that? You’ll be ready? Something will happen between withdrawing from Safeway and competing there? Woods: More hard work. Rose: Here is what’s interesting about
It appears Derrick Rose can now focus solely on basketball. Rose will return to New York, to the Knicks, to the team he is supposed to lead to the playoffs, and beyond. It has been 15 days since Rose was forced to leave for the trial, and could there have been a worse time for it?