• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 24, 2000) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.
This episode was pre-taped at the Wendler Arena in Saginaw, Michigan and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 2000’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. WCW Cruiserweight Title: Daffney vs. Chris Candido vs. TAFKA Prince Iaukea
2. WCW Hardcore Title: Terry Funk vs. Shane Douglas vs. Norman Smiley
3. The Filthy Animals vs. The Misfits in Action
4. Tables Match: Chuck Palumbo vs. The Wall
5. Billy Kidman & Horace Hogan vs. Kronik
6. G.I. Bro (Booker T) vs. Shawn Stasiak
7. WCW World Heavyweight Title: Kevin Nash vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. Scott Steiner
• Chris Jericho Recalls An Incident Where Stephanie McMahon Wanted To Get Him Suspended
During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho recalled an incident where he was in the ring and got hit in the eye with a DX glow stick.
Jericho started the story with how Vince McMahon likes people who are rebel, just like Vince himself and then got to the story of being hit with a glow stick.
Below is what Y2J said:
“He’s a great guy but he’s also a boss. If you do something he doesn’t like, he’s going to tell you and you’re going to have to pay the price. He also respects guys that have the same spirit he has, which is a rebel. If he wasn’t a rebel, there would be no WWE. Someone who’s willing to take a chance. Someone who’s going to put your money where your mouth is… I think he liked that attitude. Anytime I came back at him for the right reasons, always respected. And sometimes for the wrong reasons, there’d be an argument and we’d hash it out.
I’m doing my promo, typical heel stuff, everyone’s booing. Some dude hits me in the eyeball – it hit me hard. It pi$$ed me off. And I was like ‘Alright, alright, you want to throw stuff at me? Everyone go ahead. Everyone start throwing stuff at me – come on. What do you got?’ There is a snowstorm of these glow sticks. There must have been one hundred. I remember being like a ninja, like Sugar Ray Leonard boxing them out of the way.
After the show, I was told that Stephanie [McMahon] wants me fined and she wants me suspended. Well Stephanie’s not my boss. I don’t give a sh*t what Stephanie wants – you can tell her that.
I called Vince and cut a promo on his answering machine. [I said], ‘I got heat out there. This is my job. This is what I’m here to do. At the end of the night, the babyface beat me. What’s the problem? You’re going to fine and suspend me for getting heat? Bring it on motherf***er.’
Vince just texted me back with a little smiley face saying ‘calm down junior’. So the next day, at the Garden, he didn’t even mention it. He said ‘There’s no problem’.”