• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 8, 1999) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Bash at the Beach 1999’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Eddie Guerrero vs. Lenny Lane
2. Van Hammer vs. Al Greene
3. Fit Finlay vs. Brian Knobbs
4. Kidman vs. Disco Inferno
5. Chris Benoit vs. Kanyon
6. Curt Hennig vs. Konnan
• Booker T Reacts To Sasha Banks Saying Her Tag Team Is Better Than Harlem Heat
During a recent edition of his Hall of Fame podcast, 2 time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T talked about WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks & Bayley.
Below is what the former 6 time World Champions said:
“Sasha is a major player. She is one talent on the roster that you can always be able to go to and then know that she’s always going to deliver, especially in a big match. Bayley, the same thing.
Even though I’m always on Bayley’s case, you know, but Bayley is the quintessential worker. She can go out there and she may not be great at anything but she’s good at everything.
So when I watch Bayley go out and perform now, taking on this new persona, which is something that I couldn’t wait for something like this to happen.
I think it’s good for, as well as we’re in era again, this pandemic era. Everything right now is kind of like on hold in like a holding pattern and for those two to be in position in a holding pattern is perfect.”
Below is what Sasha tweeted to Booker after this:
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) July 5, 2020
Booker T then had the following to say about Sasha’s comments:
“My thing is this, man, I put her over, right? I put Bayley over, too, right? Sometimes, that’s very hard to do. But I managed to do it because I’m the bigger man.
I said, ‘Bayley’s not great at any one thing, but she’s good at everything.’ If that’s not a compliment, I don’t know what is. Maybe they’re feeling a certain way about themselves right now because they got gold around their waists.
Sasha, Bayley, great tag team, but as far as those two being anywhere near as great as Hall of Fame tag team, 10 time World Tag Team Champions — set the record. Along with the greatest manager in the history of the game: Sherri Martel.
As far as Sasha Banks and Bayley goes — as far as tag team wrestling goes — and what Harlem Heat brought to the game, and still sprinkling out there all over the world right now. People are still singing the name on a yearly basis.
Sasha, Bayley, congratulations on your success, keeping doing what you do, hopefully, you won’t post anymore tweets about me, or anything like that.”
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