• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 23, 1995) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Wilkes University Marts Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks’ PPV, which took place later on the same day.
The card can be found right here:
– The British Bulldog & Lex Luger vs. Jim Dimitri & Gus Kantarakis
– The Roadie vs. Matt Hardy
– Double J Music Video
– Henry Godwinn vs. Jerry Flynn
– Waylon Mercy vs. Jeff Lavolt
– Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Barry Horowitz
• AJ Styles Shoots On Paul Heyman, Says He Went To SmackDown Because He Can’t Stand Him
While speaking on his Twitch stream, WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles discussed the release of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and the issues The O.C. had with former Executive Director of RAW, Paul Heyman.
Below is what he said:
“Paul advocated for Gallows and Anderson to get released. It’s that simple. Their name wasn’t even on the list until Paul brought it up. I think the reason why he did what he did – well, there’s a couple of reasons, he’s just a liar and that’s what they do – but it was because he knew that he had nothing that he wanted to do with them.
He didn’t wanna get them to the next level. He didn’t want to do anything for them. He didn’t want to help them become bigger stars. He didn’t want to do any of that. So, the best way to do that after everything he had said to them was to get them out of there. That’s the real story.
The reason why I went to SmackDown is because I couldn’t stand looking at him.
I just can’t stand a liar. I’m a grown man, you’re a grown man, why lie? You didn’t even have to say anything. So, I just couldn’t stand to look at him and I was just like ‘if and when the opportunity of SmackDown is available, I can’t be around Paul Heyman. I just can’t stand him. But if there’s ever an opportunity, I don’t mind coming over, that would be great. I don’t want to do anything now because my son if he plays football on Friday nights, I want to be there.
You wouldn’t believe how many people that I worked with despised this guy because of his lies and he’d find ways to throw them under the bus when he screwed up. He would try to throw them under the bus so they’d get in trouble. I heard this from several, several different people.
It was kind of hard to find someone who liked him. And I didn’t know this, I just assumed everybody liked him and I was the only one. Vince is a very smart man and he can see through a lot of crap and I think he finally saw what everybody already knew and said ‘you know what man, you’ve done some great things in the past [but] you’re just not well-liked here, maybe hit the bricks. We’ll let you be the advocate for Brock Lesnar. You do it well, you can’t deny that. He’s good at that. I think that’s as far as it needs to go.’
The only person you can blame for this is himself. Just don’t lie to people man. This is the business that he, I don’t want to say grew up in but found a way to be successful in – probably by lying. I’m not the first guy to say this, as I found out.”
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