• A WWF Tribute Video Literally Made Vince McMahon Cry
During a recent appearance on the Insiders podcast, former WWE creative director David Sahadi revealed that a video he made during the World Wrestling Federation’s early Attitude Era days, actually made Vince McMahon cry, as soon as the longtime promoter saw it.
Here’s what the former employee said:
“Vince finds out and calls Kevin Dunn and says ‘What the f**k is Sahadi doing with all these old timers up there in Albany, we’re about the new generation right now’.
Vince comes down to look at it about 4 days later and he’s as angry as can be, … 10 seconds in, Vince is like ‘Oh god, oh god, oh jeez, oh god’, and he left before it finished.
Vince was sitting down on the concrete floor just crying hysterically just saying ‘Thank you’.
I think the reason why, I didn’t know at the time, but not only was it the spot of the passing of the torch from the old generation to the new generation, but I think from a visceral level, Vince probably felt like it was a passing the torch from his father to what Vince did.
I think that’s why it resonated with Vince so much and it evoked so much emotion out of him.”
You can watch the video right here:
The emotional and beautifully done WWF Attitude commercial featuring past legends such as Gorilla Monsoon pic.twitter.com/jOjUkE6sp7
— OVP – Retro Wrestling Podcast (@ovppodcast) March 25, 2020
David Sahadi worked in various backstage positions for the WWF/WWE from 1992 until 2003.
He is currently a producer for IMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA) after already working there between 2004 and 2017.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 29, 1995) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Psycho Sid vs. Aldo Montoya (Sid’s return match after a 3 year absence)
– Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith vs. The Brooklyn Brawler & The Black Phantom
– Hakushi vs. Kwang (Kwang’s last TV appearance)
– Jean Pierre Laffiette vs. Gary Scott
– Bret Hart vs. Jimmy Del Ray (WrestleFest 95)