• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 25, 1997) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was was broadcasted from the Webster Hall in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 13: Final Four’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Bret Hart vs. Mankind
2. Savio Vega vs. Rocky Maivia
3. Jake Roberts vs. Salvatore Sincere
4. Crush vs. Sycho Sid
• Another Name For WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 Revealed
As we noted yesterday, the No Holds Barred podcast revealed Cyndi Lauper is scheduled to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019 as a part of the Celebrity wing.
Music Legend Cyndi Lauper played a significant role in the 1984-1986 WWF/MTV “Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection”, which was a very important part of the Golden Era.
Not only did Cyndi appear on WWF TV many times, especially alongside “Captain” Lou Albano, “The Incredible” Hulk Hogan and of course her manager and boyfriend Dave Wolff, but most importantly she will be remembered by millions of Old School World Wrestling Federation fans for managing Wendi Richter at the first ever WrestleMania in 1985, leading her to a WWF Women’s Championship win.
Wendi Richter did use Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” as her entrance theme song, a song that featured Lou Albano in the official video that aired on MTV at that time.
A later song of her, called “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” also featured plenty of WWF Superstars, such as The Iron Sheik, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Nikolai Volkoff & André The Giant.
Most fans have said for years, that she is among the most deserving people, who should be inducted into the ‘Celebrity Wing’ of the WWE Hall of Fame, which is now exactly what’s going to happen.
In another update from the No Holds Barred podcast, Bam Bam Bigelow is set to get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019 as well.
Bam Bam was originally scheduled to be inducted last year, but plans got changed.
Bigelow is considered one of the greatest big men in the world of Professional wrestling. He’s known for his appearances in WWF, WCW, ECW & NJPW and even main evented WrestleMania 11.
Below are Bigelow’s accomplishments in WWF, WCW, ECW & NJPW:
– 1x ECW World Heavyweight Champion
– 1x ECW World Television Champion
– 1x IWGP Tag Team Champion (with Big Van Vader)
– 1x WCW Hardcore Champion
– 2x WCW World Tag Team Champion (with DDP & Chris Kanyon)
– 1x WWF Slammy Award Winner
Bigelow even had one fight under his MMA career, which he lost. The fight took place in 1996.
Bigelow passed away in 2007 at the age of 45.
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