• Old School Tag Team Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW/WWF Tag Team Veteran Chuck Palumbo (Real name: Charles Robert Palumbo) celebrates his 49th birthday today.
After training in the famous WCW Power Plant wrestling school in 1998 & 1999, Chuck Palumbo became a regular WCW Wrestler in 2000, when he joined Vince Russos infamous stable “The New Blood”.
Shortly thereafter, Palumbo formed “The Natural Born Thrillers” with Shawn Stasiak, Mike Sanders, Sean O’Haire, Mark Jindrak & Reno.
When World Championship Wrestling was sold to Vince McMahon in March 2001, Chuck & Sean O’Haire were the reigning WCW World Tag Team Champions and were hired by the World Wrestling Federation to become members of the WCW/ECW Alliance during the infamous Invasion storyline.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHUCK PALUMBO!
• Anonymous Former WWE Wrestler Says There Was Heat Between Vince McMahon & Saudi Crown Prince After Crown Jewel 2019, Wrestlers Threatened For Not Wanting To Go Back To Saudi Arabia
After WWE Crown Jewel 2019 in Saudi Arabia, the WWE crew was stuck in the country due to ‘mechanical issues’ in the airplane, as WWE claimed. However, an anonymous former WWE wrestler has come up to say that this wasn’t the case.
In an amended class action complaint filed by Firefighters Pension System of the City of Kansas City Missouri Trust against WWE, the anonymous former WWE wrestler detailed his account of what happened. The wrestler is referred as CW-2 in the lawsuit, so we’ll refer to him as CW-2 in the article.
CW-2 worked in WWE from 2012 till April 2020 (which means he was released during the recent budget cuts). He was a part of the crew stuck in Saudi Arabia, and he noted that Vince McMahon, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and some others were “in a hurry” to leave the country on a separate flight.
When the flight was delayed, a stewardess told CW-2 that “someone doesn’t want us to leave the country,” that the pilot sounded distressed, and that there were a “ton of guards” blocking the exit.
CW-2 went to Senior Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano to get an update on the situation, who told him that Vince and the Saudi Crown Prince got into an argument over late payment issues regarding WWE Super ShowDown, which took place in Saudi Arabia in June 2019.
This led to Vince cutting the live Crown Jewel feed which made the Prince “very mad.”
CW-2 was part of the “Top 20” who flew back to the United States in hopes of making it to SmackDown. He and another wrestler went to WWE Talent Relations to say that they wouldn’t go back to Saudi Arabia, but WWE “abused their power” and “threatened careers.”
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