• Christian Cage Reveals The Biggest Lesson He Learned From Vince McMahon
During a recent interview with Bleacher Report, WWF Veteran Christian, who currently works in AEW as Christian Cage, revealed the best lesson he ever learned from famous WWF/E promoter Vince McMahon.
Christian worked for Vince’s promotion from 1998 to 2005 and then again from 2009 till he retired in 2014, before returning to active in-ring competition at this year’s Royal Rumble.
Here’s what Captain Charisma had to say:
“One time, I was doing a promo on RAW, and I had memorized words I was going to say. It was Edge and me, and Mick Foley was going to come out and interrupt it.
Midway through talking and I just went blank and couldn’t remember anything. Edge was looking at me like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’
I started fumbling words. They say you can’t see the faces in the crowd, but trust me when I say I saw every face in that moment.
I started to panic and it wasn’t good. When Foley came out, he said something like, ‘Did you forget your lines?’
The next day, I walk in and I saw Vince, he said, ‘Great stuff last night.’ I said, ‘Really? I forgot everything.’ He said, ‘You’re a heel, right? When you’re a heel, you can get away with anything. If that ever happens again, step back, take a breath and look at your partner. Ask him what you were talking about and go back to it. Act like these people don’t get to hear you talk until you’re ready.’
It was a big lesson. From that point on, I stopped trying to memorize things. You have to go out there with your own voice and some bullet points of what you want to talk about.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 27, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the “WWF The Wrestling Classic” PPV.
You can find the card below:
1. JYD & Tito Santana vs. Mr. X & Charlie Fulton
2. Brutus Beefcake vs. Jim Young
3. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Bob Wade & Moondog Spot
4. Don Muraco vs. Sal Bellomo
5. Piper’s Pit w/ Bobby Heenan
6. David Sammartino vs. Steve Lombardi
7. Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff & George Steele vs. Tony Garea, Jose Luis Rivera & Ron Dee