• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 23, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Convocation Center in Cleveland, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Kevin Sullivan & Konnan Vs. Juventud Guerrera & Brad Armstrong
– Chris Jericho Vs. Mike Enos
– Glacier Vs. Pat Tanaka
– Harlem Heat Vs. Public Enemy for the Tag Team Titles
– Greg Valentine Vs. Randy Savage
– The Giant Vs. Jim Powers
– Syxx Vs. Jim Duggan
– nWo Sting Vs. Bo De Luc
– Scott Hall and Kevin Nash Vs. High Voltage
• Booker T Calls Out Former WWF Star & Opens Up About Their Beef
During a recent edition of ‘Heated Conversations’ podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T called out former WWF Superstar Ahmed Johnson and opened up about their beef.
Below is what Booker T said:
“There is one guy I gotta call out – Ahmed Johnson. The thing is his name isn’t even Ahmed Johnson, his name is Tony Norris you know, so let’s get that straight.
He’s always got something to say about Booker T so I got something to say about Ahmed Johnson… I’m challenging you to something I know you can win – a pie eating contest. It’s not to a fight or anything like that.
I’ve made it formal on my show that if Ahmed Johnson wants to take me on in a pie eating contest or a gingerly walk around the block. You know what? Or we could do this. We could call Ahmed Johnson out in a one-on-one in Reality Of Wrestling and settle this once and for all.
I don’t even know what kind of beef we have. I remember back in the day when we were in wrestling school. We trained at the same wrestling school but he came in at the tail end of training at the wrestling school because the school closed down and they moved it and it didn’t last too long.
I’m going over leapfrogs and tackles, drop downs, wristlocks, armbars…all the tools a wrestler needs to make it to the top. You gotta know how to make it in the locker room before you make it in the ring.
So I get Ahmed Johnson and I’m tying him up like a pretzel. I’m running circles around him beating the man from pillar to post. We’re just having fun and Ahmed Johnson wanted to work on his moves like powerslams and powerbombs. And I go, ‘Hey Tony we’re practicing. We don’t want to get into powerbombs because people could get hurt. You do powerbombs when you’re ready to go’.
He said, ‘I want to practice it now!’ I said, ‘If you got a problem with it we can settle it after practice when we get outside’. And I say, ‘I’ll be waiting on you outside’.
I was 26 years old and frustrated. After practice, he walks out kind of frustrated like, ‘I don’t wanna wait’. But I think that’s the beef that Ahmed has with me all these years because he calls me a sell-out.
I hate a man that calls me a sell-out.”
You can watch Booker T giving the ‘Book End’ to Ahmed Johnson (a.k.a Big T) in WCW below: