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Backstage News On Vince McMahon Resisting To Paul Heyman Wanting To Push Some Specific Wrestlers

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 13, 1993) – WCW Main Event

On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Beach Blast 1993” PPV.

The card can be found below:

The Hollywood Blonds vs. Terry Travis & Keith Hart

The Cole Twins vs. Hans & Herman

Rick Rude vs. Larry Corey

Steven Regal vs. The Italian Stallion

Bobby Eaton vs. The Junkyard Dog

• Backstage News On Vince McMahon Resisting To Paul Heyman Wanting To Push Some Specific Wrestlers

Former RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman tried to push a lot of new talent on RAW, but Vince McMahon objected to some of his decisions.

Fightful reported the following about it:

“Paul Heyman was instrumental in promoting along the way during his Executive Director role. Drew McIntyre was the primary name, who was said to have been groomed long before his Rumble win and protected for his main roster push.

Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza were two talent that Heyman believed in, and was integral in moving Carrillo from his feud with AJ Styles over to working with other lucha competitors. It was said that Vince McMahon didn’t know much about Angel Garza upon his arrival, outside of him being Humberto Carrillo’s cousin.

Heyman was said to have specifically wanted to build the RAW brand around future stars. There was a lighthearted joke backstage that RAW was built around the ‘catering crew’ instead of the ‘SmackDown Six’ this time, because AOP, Zelina, Andrade, Humberto Carrillo, Aleister Black, Andrade and Buddy Murphy were all relegated to SmackDown catering areas the year before and were hardly used on WWE TV. Specifically, we’re told Heyman pushed to get Buddy Murphy on RAW, and was willing to pass on star power to get him. Apollo Crews was later added to that list.

On the other hand, Ricochet and Cedric Alexander were wrestlers that Heyman wanted to continue trying with, but Vince McMahon had pulled the plug on their pushes. The Street Profits and Liv Morgan were also people that he fought for.”

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