• Brutus Beefcake Blames Ultimate Warrior For Making ‘A Big Mess Of Things’ At SummerSlam 1988
WWE Hall Of Famer Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake recently spoke with WrestlingInc, where he talked about The Ultimate Warrior replacing him at the SummerSlam 1988 PPV, where he appeared as a surprise opponent for The Honky Tonk Man and defeated him for the WWF Intercontinental Championship in just 31 seconds.
Here’s what Beefcake had to say about The Ultimate Warrior:
“Warrior made a big mess of things there, threw a tantrum. I don’t know what happened, the plan was I was getting the belt, period.
Then Warrior went blah blah blah so they had it changed at the pay-per-view, and then I did the thing with Ron Bass and tried to salvage it.
It wasn’t good for me, and Honky was really upset because promises were made.
When I was going to beat Honky, Honky and I were going to wrestle all around in main events trying to get the belt back for 6 months.
You’re talking about a lot of money. He dropped the belt to Warrior, then that was it. That took a lot of money out of his pocket, and he was not happy. I wasn’t happy.
It is what it is. Sometimes you just make the best of it. You put your head down, you keep on pushing and keep on walking into the wind.
I didn’t have to wrestle him, thank God, we were partners at Survivor Series in ’88. He wasn’t a very good wrestler, per se.
I mean, he had his character, and he did his thing and people liked it, muscley guy, well-built guy, worked out like crazy.
I was just happy I didn’t have to wrestle him.”
The Ultimate Warrior was trending all over the Internet recently, after his A&E biography documentary as well as a Dark Side of the Ring episode that featured him, both of which aired last week.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 4, 1995) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW The Great American Bash 1995” PPV.
The card can be found below:
) Stars & Stripes vs. Budd Vale & Manny Fernandez (not the original)
2) Arn Anderson Interview
3) Steve Austin vs. Leroy Howard
4) Great American Bash promo: Macho Man Randy Savage
5) Johnny B Badd vs. Mike Thor
6) Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Butch Long
7) Highlights of WCW US Title Tournament
8) Frank Anderson vs. Sonny Trout
9) WCW Power Plant training facility promo
10) Sting vs. Tex Slazinger