• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 12, 1992) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Ron Simmons vs. Rick Thames
– Greg Valentine & Dick Slater vs. Jimmy Garvin & Tom Zenk
– Barbarian vs. Larry Santo
– Rick Rude vs. Van Hammer
• CM Punk On Being The 1st Man To Break Down John Cena’s Comeback
During his appearance at Starrcast III, former WWE wrestler CM Punk talked about working with the 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena.
Below is what Punk said:
“I always liked working with John because it was easy. I think John was in a position where he was almost kind of glad somebody else came in and forcibly took the reigns.
I remember the first time I worked with John in 2009. You know in wrestling, the bad guy normally calls the match. It’s kind of traditionally how it went. I remember locking up with John and he was doing an appearance, so we couldn’t talk about the match. I hated talking about matches anyway. It’s like John Cena, you know what he does. He does the five things (set moves) and that’s it. So if you can’t figure that out, then you’re in trouble.
I remember Mike Chioda was the referee of that match. I remember locking up with John and grabbing him into a headlock and taking him over and I’m happy just to sit there a minute and get the lay of the land. He started going ‘drop down, hip toss, etc.’ He starts calling all this sh*t and I was just like (expresses a puzzled look on his face).
I remember looking at Chioda and saying ‘Mike, who the f*** is calling this match?’ He’s laughing so hard. John just said ‘oh, ok.’ I think John was stoked that he didn’t have to be that guy directing traffic. He let me do whatever the f*** I wanted. I think he was relieved. I think that’s why we worked together so well.
I never like to take credit for sh*t, because in the end, it doesn’t matter. But I was the first guy to be like why is everyone always taking the shoulder? You know what’s going to happen. Why do you let him do the ‘You Can’t See Me’ gesture and not kick him in the head? I broke down the John Cena comeback in a logical way and he was like, ‘This is great. How come nobody has ever done this before?'”