• On This Day In WCW History (September 6, 1997) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1997’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Prince Iaukea vs. Jeff Jarrett
Johnny Swinger vs. Syxx
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. WCW TV Champion Alex Wright
Dave Taylor vs. Billy Kidman
Wrath & Mortis vs. Glacier & Ernest Miller
Jim Powers vs. “Dancin” Stevie Richards
Renegade vs. “Diamond” Dallas Page
Hector Guerrero vs. WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho
Hugh Morrus vs. Scott Norton
Public Enemy vs. High Voltage
Konnan vs. Curt Hennig
• Chris Jericho Announces Ralphus’ Death
During his Saturday Night Special last night, Chris Jericho announced that his kayfabe WCW security guard, Ralphus, passed away last year.
Below is what Jericho said:
“I just found out he passed away like last year. God bless John Riker, that was his real name.”
In 2018, Jericho tried to get him on his podcast, but that didn’t happen:
“I sent him an email, ‘Hey Ralphus, it’s me, Jericho. How are you? Would you like to do my podcast and reconnect?’ He emailed me back and said, ‘Is this the real Chris Jericho?’ I said, ‘Yeah man, this is my number, give me a text or give me call.’
Never heard back from him again. I got big leagued by Ralphus.”