• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (February 23, 1998) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Uncensored 1998’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Diamond Dallas Page vs. Hammer
– Ultimo Dragon vs. Kaz Hayashi
– Chris Benoit vs. Raven
– Chris Jericho vs. Lenny Lane
– Rick Steiner vs. Vincent
– Booker T. vs. The Renegade
– Konnan vs. Lizmark Jr.
– Scott Norton & Buff Bagwell vs. High Voltage
– Eddie Guerrero vs. Disco Inferno
– Ric Flair vs. Brad Armstrong
– World TV Title: Rick Martel vs. Booker T
– Sting vs. Scott Hall
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• Cody Rhodes Takes A Shot At WWE Booking Part-Timer vs. Part-Timer
During a recent interview on WINCLY, All Elite Wrestling’s Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes talked about what he wants to see in a wrestler to offer an AEW contract.
Below is what Cody said:
“For me, the No. 1 thing I look for is a hard worker. You’d be surprised at how many fake wrestlers there are in wrestling. Guys that wrestle two weekends a month and go out with the boys and think they are rock stars, but they are not. Wrestling is a touring show and you’ve got to be getting your reps in.
I’ll give you an example…Joey Janela. He’s not Lex Luger in his appearance, but that doesn’t matter. What matters to me is that he’s constantly trying to entertain his fans and his base. He’s not trying to entertain everybody, but he’s entertaining his base.
I’m looking for hard workers that have not been oversaturated. We can’t just say, ‘Hey ex-WWE. Bam! Here’s a contract.’ It’s more about the fresh and the individual that hasn’t gotten the call yet. They can grow up in our company and in front of people’s eyes.
That’s a huge responsibility and we have a big responsibility to these guys. I always thought it was ridiculous when a part-time guy in WWE came in and worked with another part-timer. No! You’re supposed to bring them up. Reach your hand down there and grab them.
A big responsibility is to build characters that engage with the audience. That is the No. 1 thing that I am most excited about is these young guys and girls that we can build.”