Today is the 58th Birthday of WCW star and ECW OG Raven.
Happy Birthday Raven! pic.twitter.com/ISX8CZaytd
— Wrestling from 80s/90s (@Wrestling80s90s) September 8, 2022
Raven was one of my favorites growing up and among the more influential stars from the 90s. Here are a few of my favorite memories of him.
Raven’s Best Moments
Raven was one of the most dynamic and polarizing wrestlers of the 90s and played a significant role in the attitude era. His early work in ECW helped to bring a more story-driven focus to hardcore wrestling, primarily through his iconic feud against Tommy Dreamer.
Raven v Tommy Dreamer (1996) pic.twitter.com/wFqifFMJ0K
— Wrestling from 80s/90s (@Wrestling80s90s) January 3, 2021
I have so many but it has to be the whole raven dreamer feud when dream tied raven hand in the Cage and hit him with the chair pic.twitter.com/YYM4NTAJ1F
— DEION (@MR_TOO_SOON) September 2, 2020
Even though the two had one of the most violent feuds in wrestling history, the two would eventually reunite to be tag champions.
Raven returns to ECW after two years and pins the Dudley Boyz to win the ECW Tag Team Titles with Tommy Dreamer. pic.twitter.com/a8VZuSDIrA
— forever botchamania (@Maffewgregg) July 17, 2016
Happy Birthday to Raven
The former ECW World Heayweight Champion and WCW US Heavyweight Champion turns 58 today! pic.twitter.com/Dfz14aZOdI
— AJFwrestling (@AJFwrestling) September 8, 2022
Happy 58th Birthday Raven on September 8th!!!#Raven #ECW pic.twitter.com/kLMvLwYEry
— Masa HORIE (@MasanoriHorie) September 8, 2022
Raven also succeeded in WCW, winning the US title and building his stable. The Flock.
#artimitateswrestling – The Flock – Raven, Kidman, Riggs, Sick Boy -(WCW/NWO Revenge) w/ fan
It’s Friday y’all and we’re chillin. pic.twitter.com/m0d7UsHpUT
— Akumaku (@Akumaku4) March 15, 2019
He also fought a fan who hit the ring while he was talking:
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He had a less remarkable run in WWF, where he was mostly known for driving a golf cart during a hardcore title match at WrestleMania X7.
My favorite wrestling golfcart spot was with Raven at Wrestlemania 17 back in 2001. pic.twitter.com/tG3aUQgWH3
— Robby Steven (@RankingsRs) February 1, 2021
Did you know that Raven Almost Knocked WrestleMania X-Seven Off The Air by severing cables and power lines that powered the entire building with a golf cart while Big Show was choking him?#TuesdayTrivia #FunFact #Wrestling #WWE #Raven #BigShow #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/NFZEl8cLWf
— The Burning Truth (@wresling4thwall) May 11, 2021
Raven In The Indies
Following this, Raven enjoyed some success in the indies, including a memorable feud with a young CM Punk.
Where do you think you’re going!?
Raven vs. CM Punk pic.twitter.com/kIuNr5BS5s
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) February 19, 2022
Happy Birthday Lodi
It is also the birthday of fellow flock member Lodi.
The two worked together. Lodi was a member of Raven’s “Flock” member in WCW, and the two faced off against each other in an NWA title match.
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