• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Ted Arcidi celebrates his 61st birthday today.
Famous Powerlifter Ted Arcidi was actually the first man in history to ever bench press 705.5 lbs (320 kg), before he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985.
Ted, who is considered one of the strongest Pro Wrestlers in professional wrestling history, wrestled for the WWF until February 1987 and then went to wrestle for Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede Wrestling and Fritz Von Erich’s World Championship Wrestling.
His biggest claim to fame during his wrestling career, was being an entrant in the famous WWF/NFL Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TED ARCIDI!
• Chris Jericho Explains Why AEW Is A Better Option Than WWE, Says Everybody In WWE Will Eventually Want To Leave For AEW If WWE Doesn’t Change Things
During a recent interview with “The World According To Jesse”, Old School WWF Legend and AEW Superstar Chris Jericho explained why he believes AEW is a better option than WWE.
Below is what Jericho said:
“I don’t know everybody’s specific deals, but I am an employee of AEW. So there are inroads for that, at least for me. I’m a registered employee of the company. There are options that are opening up to this sort of vibe.
When you play for a sports team — The Khan Family owns AEW, Jacksonville Jaguars, Fulham FC – there’s a different vibe there. It’s more of a big time sports mentality rather than the old school ‘the way things are done’ wrestling mentality.
There is a time when you have to change that. Just because it is that way, doesn’t mean that it’s right.
AEW has health care and dental for the performers. You’re talking about a big sports team mentality instead of the every man for himself mentality the business has had for years. It’s something that appealed to me.
I worked for WWE for 18 years. It’s hard to leave the place you’ve been for so long. There are loyalty and sentimental standpoint. From a business standpoint, there was no choice. AEW was better across the board, from the guarantee I was given, the contract I was given, the employee status, the healthcare.
There’s a lot more of that going on, and I think that’s going to continue to grow, which will force eventually WWE to follow suit, or else everybody will want to leave to come to AEW, which is already happening anyway.”