Someone Bought This: In memory of R.D’s WWE Niagara Falls Cup

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RD Reynolds WWE Niagara Falls Cup

We’ve experienced a loss in the WrestleCrap family today.

No; not the loss of a person, but the loss of a very important thing that was very much a part of the bedrock of WrestleCrap Radio.

Today I saw a Tweet from R.D Reynolds that broke my heart. It’s the kind of thing you never want to read.

I knew I had to share it with you Crappers who would understand my shock and sadness.

R.D Tweeted thusly:

I guess it’s true what they say about the good dying young.

WWE Niagara Falls Cup left us at the tender age of about 12 years old.

Oh WWE Niagara Falls Cup, you had a long, fulfilling life providing ample hydration to our humble website’s founder as he spent many an hour on WrestleCrap Radio regaling us with stories about his frequent Trips… To The Grocery and tales of Black Friday adventures.

He surely could not have done so many hours of the show without you there to support him in his times of thirst.

We will remember every single audible sip of water from so many memorable episodes of WrestleCrap Radio gone by.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that WrestleCrap Radio would not have become the success it was without you keeping our host’s throat properly moisturized, WWE Niagara Falls Cup.

Now it is time for you to take that long deserved rest on R.D’s shelf after a lifetime of hard, dedicated work where you will occasionally be cleaned by a feather duster and gazed upon with fondness as R.D remembers all the good times he shared with you.

 Rest In Peace, WWE Niagara Falls Cup.

Though you can no longer hold any liquids, you’ll always hold a special place close to our hearts. No other cup or mug will ever replace you.

WWE Niagara Falls Cup.

BORN: 2002 (?).

DIED: February 9th, 2014.

“He died as he lived- full of water and the desire to quench the thirst of those in need”.

I want to encourage you all to remember the good times as you cope with this tragic loss by getting your access to the WrestleCrap Archives where you can listen to each and every episode of WrestleCrap Radio; many of which feature R.D drinking from the late WWE Niagara Falls Cup (oh yeah, and a bunch of other really great stuff, too).

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19 Responses to "Someone Bought This: In memory of R.D’s WWE Niagara Falls Cup"
  1. Down With OPC says:

    Well, it sure outlived actual WWE Niagara Falls.

  2. Paul says:

    NIAGARA FALLS?!?! Slooooooowly, I turned… step by step… inch by inch…

  3. Scrooge McSuck says:

    Dibs on humping the corpse at the wake.

  4. John C says:

    In this time of need we should come together as a family and hope for a new magnificent cup to replace this golden chalice. Perhaps something shaped like the Queen of the Nile herself, a goblet shaped like one of Nipple H’s jugs. Since it soon will resemble Niagara Falls itself. Sad face emote-con. I only hope if Punk returns to WrestleMania for a Taker rematch he doesn’t use the memory of our fallen friend as part of an angle. RIP old timer you will be missed.

  5. john gianno says:

    I know WWF Niagara opened in 2002, but I’d swear that when I was in Niagara Falls in 1999 I saw a WWF themed ride(Piledriver?) and a souvenir shop. Was WWF Niagara called something else first?

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      The ride and souvenir shop both opened in 2002.

      • john gianno says:

        But did I imagine it then? My research shows nothing, I defiantly went in 99′ and I swear on a bottle of Nutella that I popped my head in. Arggghhhhh! Maybe it was being constructed and I just saw the sign in 99? I’m usually good like Rain Man with my memory. 🙁

        • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

          I guess there’s a chance you saw a “Coming Soon” billboard for it but it wasn’t open until 2002. Actually I’m not sure it was even something that was planned as early as 1999.

  6. gobias says:

    I didn’t even know he was sick!

  7. Joseph S. Hasan says:

    I didn’t even know it was sick!

  8. AK says:

    It’s a sad moment for sure but think about the longevity of that cup. How many guys/inanimate objects not only have a career for 12 years in the WWE but manage to bring it and give it their all every single week, and are as fresh as they were when they first started until it was time for them to inevitably move on?

    This cup should be a headliner er dishwearliner (sic) in the class of the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame. That should give R.D enough time to come up with a speech to induct it.

  9. John C says:

    I now suffer from Archives Anxiety whenever I hear R.D. take a sip I start to breakdown and…..too emotional to continue.

  10. Jay (not so dirty) Sanchez says:

    I have a crack running down also, does that mean he will place me on his shelf?
    am I going to die daddy?

  11. Brad says:

    Wow I remember when they first opened WWE Niagara Falls. They hyped the heck out of it up here in Canada

  12. the14thListener says:

    Calm down everyone. The mug isn’t dead, it’s just gone off to the countryside. It could still have a productive future holding pens and pencils.

  13. TPR says:

    I feel your pain RD. I had a few WWE New York Shot glasses and broke the last one recently. My whiskey has never tasted the same. 🙁

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