• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (August 14, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Ted DiBiase vs. JT Thomas
– Jake The Snake Roberts vs. Scrub
– The Bolsheviks vs. Scrubs
– Strike Force vs. Scrubs
– Greg The Hammer Valentine vs. Warren Bianchi
– The Brother Love Show with the Hart Foundation
– Terry Taylor vs. Scott Casey
– The Big Boss Man vs. Tim Dixon
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• Bill Dundee Reveals Why He Pulled A Gun On Randy Savage, Says Savage Wasn’t As Tough As He Thought
During a recent interview with Interactive Wrestling Radio, Bill Dundee talked about still wrestling at the age of 75, pulling a gun of Randy Savage, WWE Hall of Fame & more.
Below are the highlights:
On still wrestling in 2019 at the age of 75:
“Yeah. But, it is nothing like the good old days. I don’t mean this bad but the kids today, it is nothing to do with wrestling. On these local indy shows, they haven’t got a friggin’ clue. But, you’ve got to go and do the best you can with what you’ve got, right?”
On his pulling a gun on Randy “Macho Man” Savage after a parking lot ambush:
“(laughs) The only one I got along with was Lanny. He’s the only one that seemed to have a brain in his head. Angelo was a goof… Randy was a goof. He (Randy) lived his gimmick. (Doing an impression) “Ooh yeah, “Macho Man” Randy Savage” (losing the impression) That was a bullshit story. He wasn’t near as tough as he thought he was but that’s another story.
When you have a pistol at a guy’s head and he knows you’re not joking, that is how that fight ended. He didn’t want to find out how brave he was. He’s a goof. It was in the morning… George Weingeroff and, what was that other kid’s name, Rip Rogers! They came walking. I knew them so I said, “Hey Rip” as I was leaning on the car. From the side, I hear BAM! He (Randy) sucker punched me. I said, “You son of a b*tch!” So, we hook up and roll around on the ground like 2 old women.
I thought, “Well, this isn’t going to go anywhere. But, if I get to the back of that Cadillac, I’ll restore order.” So, I got to the back. In those days, there was no button that you push. You had to put your key in. Well, anyways. I grabbed my 38, I cocked it and put it to Randy’s head and told Angelo, the father, “If you don’t tell your f***ing son to leave, I’m going to kill him right here.” So, Randy went, (Randy impression voice) “You’re crazy! Mother f***er!” And, he took off!
So, when I get home, there is a police man at my door with a warrant for my arrest. I said, “For MY arrest?” He said, “Bill, the Poffo’s did this.” I said, “Randy Savage and his father?” He said, “Yeah. They have you for assault with a deadly weapon.” I said, “Yeah, it is a deadly weapon. It is a 38.” So, we go to court. They’re all there – The Poffo’s. Little old me and my lawyers show up.
Angelo comes up to me and says, “We need to throw this thing out.” I said, “Throw it out? No! I will win it!” But, I called Jerry Jarrett and told him they want to throw it out. He said, “Well, we’re getting a little bit of bad publicity from it but it would be good for Bill Dundee. Throw it out.” So, we threw it out. I haven’t seen Randy Savage since that day.”
On if he wants to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“It’s a work! What do you have to do to get in? Somebody has to like you. It isn’t on what you do. Somebody has to like you and put your name in it. It isn’t like a football player who goes out and kicks ass for 5, 10 seasons. It isn’t like NASCAR where you win a lot of races. Wrestling, somebody says, “Hey, put him in.” What the f*** does that mean? Nothing! I don’t care about the Hall of Fame!”
On why he feels wrestling is dead:
“The magician can’t teach you how to do a trick and it still be a trick.”
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