• Backstage News On Paul Heyman – Cody Rhodes Promo On RAW
2023 Men’s Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes came out to the ring on last night’s RAW and said it’s starting to look like his WrestleMania 39 opponent might end up being Sami Zayn.
Paul Heyman then came out. Cody said his family went broke in 2000. His father, Dusty Rhodes, was doing car commercials so his car wasn’t taken away. Heyman then called Dusty and paid him for working in ECW.
Heyman got emotional and said this isn’t about him or Dusty – this is about Cody. Heyman said it’s not an easy task to defeat the greatest champion of all time – Roman Reigns.
Paul then reminded everyone that Dusty trained & prepped Roman, but not his son Cody.
Heyman said Dusty told him the following in their last conversation:
“You, Cody, were his favorite son. But Roman Reigns was the son he always wanted.”
Cody said Heyman just made it personal and his boy Roman is going to pay for it, when he takes the Titles personally at WrestleMania 39.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE booked this incredible promo because they know how hot the Roman Reigns – Sami Zayn angle is:
“It was fantastic. This was done because they were well aware of how hot the Sami Zayn thing is and it was imperative to not have this WrestleMania main event angle feel secondary.
They knew going in that they had to do something, and they did. They used a lot of real history there with Dusty Rhodes and Paul Heyman.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 7, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Sundome in Tampa, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
Here is the card:
Randy Savage vs. David Gold
The Hart Foundation vs. The British Bulldogs
Randy Savage Interview
Hercules vs. Buddy Blake
Outback Jack vs. Steve Lombardi
Piper’s Pit w/ Jesse Ventura, Andre the Giant & Hulk Hogan
The Killer Bees vs. Jimmy Jack Funk & Al Navarro
Butch Reed vs. David Stoudemire