• Cody Rhodes Reveals The Ultimate Role Model In Wrestling
During an interview on “My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox”, 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes was asked his opinion of WWE Legend John Cena.
The American Nightmare had the following to say about the 16-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion:
“I’ll tell you, John’s the ultimate role model as far as how he conducted himself, whether it was with the media, with the fans, the good fans, the more unruly fans, everything.
He is the ultimate role model, and before he became a bus guy, I got to drive him around a little bit. He was just talking. I was, in my mind, just writing everything down that he was saying.
He was really invaluable as a person to be around. I’m so blown away by how he’s doing and what he’s doing, but I think if you try to copy what he did everyone’s gotta do it their own way.
I think my style, if I ever was to be somebody that was a locker room leader, would just be to lead by example. I know from my time in management as an executive.
As beneficial as it was for me and as educational as it was for me, sometimes it’s easier to lead by example versus telling them that this is going to work or being so adamant that they need to do this because everyone is different.
There is no true formula for success in sports entertainment and pro wrestling. It really is. You just know it when you hear it.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 14, 1998) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped in Corpus Christi, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl VIII’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Jim Neidhart & The British Bulldog vs. Dave Taylor & Doc Dean
– Sick Boy vs. Renegade
– Jerry Flynn vs. Lynn Denton
– Villano IV & V vs. Disorderly Conduct
– Yuji Nagata vs. Chris Adams
– Meng vs. Kendall Windham
– Goldberg Video
– Marty Jannetty vs. Frankie Lancaster
– Silver King & El Dandy vs. Juventud Guerrera & Super Calo
– Hugh Morrus vs. Rick Fuller
– The Steiner Brothers vs. Konnan & Vincent