• AEW Employee Upset Over Triple H Not Supporting Him In WWE
On the latest episode of Grilling JR, WWE Hall Of Famer and current AEW commentator Jim Ross recalled the October 10, 2005 episode of RAW, where he was fired in the main event.
He revealed that Linda McMahon was hesitant to take a Stunner from Stone Cold Steve Austin (all members of the McMahon family had to take one that night), but she had to do it because of Vince McMahon.
“She was reluctant that night to do the business but she, like everybody else, was reluctant to cross the boss. That’s what he wanted. She was a great sport.”
JR wasn’t only fired in a storyline that night, but also in real life. He said that he never had issues with Triple H and always supported him, but The Game didn’t support him at that time even though he started working behind the scenes by then.
“When he became an administrator, we didn’t have a lot of successful negotiations. I was disappointed in that a bit because I always went to bat for him. I got him the contract he wanted and that was important to him – to have the same million dollar downside guarantee that the other guys did. I think he just took Vince’s lead.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 19, 2003) – Old School WWF Tag Team Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2003, we lost Old School WWF Tag Team Legend “Road Warrior” Hawk (Real name: Michael Hegstrand) at the age of 46 due to a heart attack.
Hawk spent most of his professional wrestling career teaming with his long-time Tag Team partner & close personal friend, “Road Warrior” Animal, as ‘The Road Warriors’ (AWA / NWA) aka ‘The Legion of Doom’ (WWF).
The L.O.D. wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1990 to 1992 and from 1997 till 1998, but had their last match for the company (now renamed WWE) on the May 12, 2003 episode of Monday Night RAW, where they wrestled the WWE World Tag Team Champions, Kane & Rob Van Dam, in a losing effort.
† REST IN PEACE HAWK
January 26, 1957 – October 19, 2003