• Old School WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW Veteran “Jungle” Jim Steele celebrates his 52nd birthday today.
After being trained in the famous WCW Power Plant wrestling school, Jim Steele had his debut for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1993 and worked for the promotion until 1994, though without any notable success.
He had a short stint in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling during 1995, but then went to Japan and later Puerto Rico, where he retired in 2008.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNGLE JIM STEELE!
• Chris Jericho Reacts To A Fan Taking Lio Rush’s Side After Reports Of Rush Showing Disrespect To Veterans
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Lio Rush was kicked out of the WWE locker room for disrespecting a veteran after WWE’s European Tour in November 2018:
“Another veteran talent (not Finn Balor) attempted to speak to Rush about his issues, only to be rebuffed and told by Rush that he, ‘works for Vince, not you.’
When word of that made the rounds, it led to Rush being removed from the locker room for a period of time after that tour and that point, his issues became less of a regular occurrence in the locker room. In recent weeks, that has changed.”
A fan took Lio’s side by tweeting the following:
“I’m sorry, but if I was a big star in WWE, I would never make the young guys carry my bags. It’s an exercise in humiliation designed by bitter midcarders who need to constantly be told how great they are because they have little accomplishment to do it for them.”
This led to Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho responding the following to the fan:
Key statement there is “if I was a big Star in the WWE”. You’re not, so u don’t know the respect and dedication you need to make it in WWE. I never once “made” a young guy carry my bags. But I was shown respect every day. To disrespect the vets in any way is taboo in our biz. https://t.co/GlFCIag9wE
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 3, 2019
The fan then went on to delete his tweet.
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