WWE Celebrates Battle Kat’s Debut + Ryback/Heyman/Punk


— As noted earlier here on the website, WWE announced that injured Superstar John Cena will be a part of the upcoming live event tour in Europe, which kicks off in November. Obviously Cena will be unable to wrestle actual matches, but he will be traveling with the company and making special appearances at the shows.

Cena will be a part of the show in Munich, Germany on Saturday, November 9th. That event will be headlined by CM Punk vs. Paul Heyman and Ryback in a Handicap Match. Also announced are World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and The Wyatt Family.

For the live events on Wednesday, November 13th in Zunish, Switzerland and Saturday, November 16th in Vienna, Austria, WWE announced Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship as the headline attraction. Also announced for both shows are The Shield and Big Show.

— To promote Battleground on October 6 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, the official YouTube account of WWE is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Battle Kat (real name Dean Peters), a wrestler who donned a cat mask and utilized his gymnastics background to emphasize his “cat-like” agility. On September 19, 1990 at a WWF Wrestling Challenge taping in Flint, Michigan, Battle Kat won his televised debut match over enhancement talent regular Bob Bradley.

The masked grappler’s stint with the sports-entertainment company would be short-lived as he was gone by the end of the year, with his final television appearance resulting in a loss to the massive Barbarian. He later resurfaced unmasked in World Championship Wrestling as Brady Boone, where he appeared as a wrestler and later a referee. On December 15, 1998, while driving home to Tampa, Florida from a WCW television taping in Orlando, Florida, Peters died in an automobile accident.

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