• Controversial Storyline Pulled From Booker T’s A&E Biography
A&E’s Biography on WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T aired on Sunday night and the WrestleMania XIX feud between Triple H & Booker T for the World Heavyweight Championship wasn’t covered in it.
According to writer David Dennis Jr., that storyline was originally going to be a part of the biography as he was interviewed for it, but it got cut in the end.
Here what David tweeted (and deleted later):
“So one of the main reasons I was brought in was to talk about WrestleMania 19. I went in about it for a LONG time. But my a$$ knew it wasn’t making the final cut so I figured I was gonna get cut out from the whole doc lmao.
So there’s a lot of footage somewhere that’s pretty spice lmao. I just wonder if Vince and HHH saw it.”
The Triple H / Booker T feud probably got dropped because it featured some controversial segments that would get WWE a lot of heat in today’s world.
In 2003, then World Heavyweight Champion Triple H said the following to Booker T:
“Somebody like you doesn’t get to be a World Champion. People like you don’t deserve it. That’s reserved for people like me.”
“Come on Book, dance. Entertain me, that’s your job. You’re here to make people like me laugh…with your nappy hair, and your suckas.”
Triple H then defeated Booker T to retain the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 19.
WATCH: Stephanie McMahon’s Buns Exposed By Triple H:
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 9, 1988) – Memphis Wrestling House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 9, 1988, Jerry Jarrett’s Continental Wrestling Association held a televised House Show at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
On this show Jerry “The King” Lawler defeated Curt Hennig (later known as Mr. Perfect in the WWF) to become the new AWA World Heavyweight Champion..
Here are the results:
Brickhouse Brown defeated Ken Wayne
Mark Starr & Scott Steiner defeated Doug Gilbert & Tommy Gilbert
The Cuban Choir Boys defeated The Bruise Brothers
Mike Graham & Steve Keirn defeated Gary Young & Max Pain
Jeff Jarrett wrestled Robert Fuller to a double-DQ
AWA World Tag Team Title: Badd Company (c) defeated Billy Travis & Tom Brandi
Bill Dundee defeated Eddie Gilbert
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Jerry Lawler defeated Curt Hennig (c)