• Bret Hart Accuses AEW Personality Of Theft
On episode 26 of Confessions Of The Hitman, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart recalled AEW’s Jake Roberts selling him his stereo and then stealing it.
Below is what happened according to Bret:
“Yeah, Jake lived with me. [Roberts] lived with me, and I remember he said to me, ‘I can’t take my stereo with me.’ He had sold me a big stereo with speakers, turntables, amp, all that. He said, ‘I’d do him a favor if he could sell it to [me]’, so he sold it to me for, I think, $1,500.
And I remember the day I was leaving Edmonton [Canada] and he was supposed to be leaving that day, I had been waiting around and they came to pick me up around 4:30, and he was still there, and he goes, ‘I’ll still be a little while – I have to pack up a bunch of stuff.’ He goes, ‘just leave me the key and I will leave it under the mat.’ So, I left him my house key.
By the time I got home, he had stolen the stereo that he just sold me for $1,500. I never ever got the money back, but he totally ripped me off on that. Plus, he phoned every promoter in the territory and the world in Japan and he ran up about a $2,000 phone bill on me. [Roberts] never paid any of that.
I did see him in [WWF], and I was going to punch him out because that’s how [pro] wrestling worked in those days. I remember I just wanted to go find him in one of the dressing rooms and beat the crap out of him, which wouldn’t have been very hard, but he came in on such a high wave.
The first time I saw Jake Roberts, the first time I laid eyes on him, he was doing promos for Vince. Vince was actually there watching the promos and giving him direction, and Vince was just loving it. He was like, ‘you should see this guy – he’s unbelievable!’ And he was a great talker. He was a great car salesman. He could sell you a car, and Vince was in love with him.
Like, he went straight to the top with the snake and the whole thing. And I remember going, like, I’m nobody at the time. I didn’t have enough of a position to go beat up who they thought was their new superstar, and he was a star for a long time. I never brought it up. I never ever said anything to him. He never, ever paid me back or said anything.”
• Old School WWF Tag Team Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Tag Team Legend “Bushwhacker” Butch Miller (Real name: Robert Miller) celebrates his 76th birthday today.
Him and his fellow New Zealand Tag Team partner, Luke Williams, originally started as heels called ‘The Sheepherders’, touring several NWA territories such as Jim Crockett Promotions, UWF Mid-South Wrestling & NWA Pacific Northwest during the 80s.
In January 1989, they joined the World Wrestling Federation as comedy babyface Tag Team ‘The Bushwhackers’, and despite them never winning any WWF titles and never rising above mid-card level due to their comedy status, they were so over with the fans that they wrestled on WWF TV for almost 8 years till they were let go in the fall of 1996.
In 2015, The Bushwhackers, Butch & Luke, were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their former flagbearer (on NWA TV), “Johnny Ace” John Laurinaitis.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTCH MILLER!