• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 20, 1998) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1998’ PPV.
This episode was hosted by Michael Cole & Kevin Kelly.
Here’s the card:
Godfather vs. Faarooq
INTERVIEW: Rocky Maivia
Kurrgan & Golga vs. Joe White & Chris Young
Los Boriquas vs. Kaientai
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Headbangers
• Chris Jericho Reveals Who Mike Tyson Was Supposed To Knock Out On AEW Dynamite
On a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho, Chris Jericho discussed Mike Tyson’s appearance on AEW Dynamite last month and what the original plan was for the Boxing Legend.
Below is what Jericho said:
“So when these guys come walking out, and once again, I talked it over with with Mike [Tyson]. The original idea was for Mike to knock out Sammy [Guevara], but that changed.
These guys come out, and we had talked to four and there’s like eight guys. And I had added a couple of the young boys, Musa and Graham, some of our guys in there, so if someone needs to take a punch, they go down. Then there’s ‘The Gooch’, this actor friend of Tyson’s that I’ve never met.
So I’m standing face-to-face with Tyson. I got Jake over here and there’s I think Sammy’s there and there’s a line of a guys, and you guys know, when a fights going down, you’re looking at the guy you’re fighting with, but I’m looking here too. And I’m seeing this idiot. I can tell this guy looks crazy. Rashad looks crazy, but this guy looks like a like a skinny, fat, dumpy idiot.
So lo and behold, when Tyson starts taking off his shirt, so does this doughy, fat, lumpy idiot,” Jericho mocked. “I was supposed to push Tyson first. He pushes me second. There’s none of that. It’s just Tyson going off, and if you see me go, ‘hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.’ I’m saying it to him like in between lines, hold on.
So then when he takes off his shirt and pushes me. I push him back. Here comes ‘The Gooch.’ He comes at me, and I was like, OK, that’s it.’ Dude, I grabbed his head straight to the table, and we’re off and running. If you watch that back, all of us are just losing. ‘The Gooch’, he’s getting slapped around and smacked around and Sammy’s on a scooter, but now he’s just running around.
It was a great segment because of how crazy it was, which is what we wanted. You don’t have Iron Mike out there to do fancy, choreographed spots. It’s just one big riot, mob scene, lunacy, and we got a hell of a lot of coverage for it. Hopefully we can do more with them, and he’s got a squad. We’ve got a squad. So hopefully that leads to more stuff.”
You can watch this segment below:
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