• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (DECEMBER 31, 1988) – Hart Foundation & Jim Duggan
On this day in 1988, the WWF aired a promo of The Hart Foundation, which was Bret “The Hitman” Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, with “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, about their upcoming 6 man Tag match at the Royal Rumble 1989 PPV, where they took on The Fabulous Rougeaus & Dino Bravo.
• James Ellsworth Tells A Funny Story
Below is what former WWE wrestler James Ellsworth tweeted:
A lady stopped her car in the middle of traffic at a red-light to come get a selfie with me who was a car over, I thought I was being robbed
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) December 20, 2017
• Another WWE Hall Of Famer Open To An Appearance In The Royal Rumble 2018 Match
During a recent interview with CBS Denver, WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page talked about a possible appearance in the Royal Rumble 2018 match, Vince McMahon – XFL reports, first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Vince McMahon possibly re-launching XFL or something similar:
“McMahon has always been a visionary. But, again, they’re a multibillion-dollar company, and it really comes down to the talent. So I don’t know how you do that. But if he’s got a plan… I’m sure he’s got a plan, because… the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.
Some of my biggest victories have come directly after some of my biggest failures. If McMahon is going back into football again, then he’s got some master plan.
Yeah, he does. He knows what he did wrong, and probably wants to go back and go, I think I got this this time. I’m sure he’s going to make plenty of mistakes on the way to get there, who really knows where it’s going to be when it’s all said and done.
I love to watch what McMahon does. I love to watch. Vince is a genius. He puts the right people around him. The company itself just had its biggest quarter. It’s not its last quarter, but the quarter before. So, again, the guy’s been very successful his entire life.”
On the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match:
“I’m really excited about that. The WWE girls, man, Charlotte and The Boss [Sasha Banks], the [Bella] Twins, Brie, and Nikki. Brie, she’s retired now, but Nicki took it to another level. And [Natalya], I was so happy that she got the big gold. And Naomi. These girls can go.
Paige, she’s one of my favorites. I’ve known her since she was 18. I mean, these girls are super fun to watch. They’re killing it. When people ask who’s my favorite wrestler right now, I say Charlotte. She’s beautiful, she can cut a promo, and she is bad to the bone. She is the Nature Boy’s kid alright.”
On the possibility of him appearing in the Royal Rumble 2018 match:
“If they call me, I’ll be there. But if I never get in the ring again, I am so happy to have had the run I had. Didn’t really have the greatest run when I first got to the WWE, but the last five years were unbelievable. They let me come out in the Rumble a couple of years back and drop a bunch of diamond cutters. It blew the roof off.
I was doing an interview, and he said now that you’re 60… I said, I’m 61. He’s like, “man, you think about where you’ve gone, and what you’ve done, and what you’ve been able to accomplish.” He goes, “did 50 or 60 hit you in any way?” I thought, not really. Because I don’t see myself as 60, 61.
Two days before my 60th birthday, they played my music at WrestleMania, and then, being inducted in the Hall of Fame this year, I have had such a beautiful, amazing, wonderful life when it comes to my career. I’ve been able to be so blessed just to be where I am.
If I never went in again, I’m good. But if they need me to come out there and pop the crowd, I’m there. I would gladly do it.”
It should be noted that fellow WWE Hall of Famer Booker T noted in a video that he’s getting ready for the Royal Rumble 2018 match.
Below is the video that he posted:
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) December 29, 2017