• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (DECEMBER 31, 1988) – Big John Studd Promo
On this day in 1988, former Heenan Family member Big John Studd, who had just returned to the World Wrestling Federation and was now working as a babyface, cut a promo about entering the 1989 Royal Rumble.
Spoiler: He ended up winning that match.
You can watch this promo here:
• Alberto Del Rio Recalls Slapping WWE’s Social Media Manager That Led To Him Getting Fired, Reveals The Comment That The Manager Made
During a recent appearance on Keeping It 100 with Konnan podcast, former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio recalled slapping WWE’s Social Media Manager and getting fired as a result of it.
Del Rio also revealed the insulting comment that the manager made. Below is what Del Rio said:
“WWE actually said that everything was going to be fine. They said that they know and understand that he crossed the line, but they did tell me that I know that I needed to control my temper. My response was that it is just not easy to do that.
It is easier said than done, especially when you have a guy who isn’t bringing any money in by taking any bumps, or sweating and bleeding for this company, he’s just a Social Media guy and comes to disrespect me and my family; disrespect my culture at the place where I was born.
I’m not saying that I am the toughest guy or anything like that, but everyone knows that I can go, and dit was a known fact within the company that I am a respectful person, and that I respect everyone. I just don’t know why this guy thought he can make such a stupid comment where he said that this is why we have Mexicans to clean the plates, and I thought, what?
Everyone knows that when I talked to the important people in the company they told me that everything was going to be fine, just go and shake hands.
Several days later Triple H called me and said that they had to let me go. I was shocked. He made fun of me and disrespected me yet I’m the one being fired? He responded by saying that he understood, but that they will call me later, just lay low for a while.
I said that if you let me go right now I am going to go work somewhere else, and he stated that if I did that then I may lose the possibility to come back to WWE, and then I said that if that was the case then so be it. I ended up putting the phone down. It was a rough day where I was even crying.
I had no idea what was going to happen. I looked up into the sky and asked God to please show me the way, and during that period he did. Few hours later Rey Mysterio called me and stated that this individual from Mexico was going to call me, who was working with Konnan at the time and that they have an interesting offer for me.
I was surprised to hear the amount of money they were offering me to work in Mexico. I had no idea they would offer that high amount of money in Mexico. I couldn’t believe it at first, but afterwards the rest is history. I did fantastic with AAA when we worked together and with Lucha Underground.”