• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 21, 1990) – NWA PRO
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Capital Combat 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Tom Zenk & Brian Pillman vs. The Galaxians
– Louisville Slugger w/ Jim Cornette: Guest Ric Flair
– Mean Mark Callous vs. The Raider & Chris Allen
– Kevin Sullivan & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Mike Rotunda & Norman
• Curt Hawkins’ Pregnant Wife Shares Heartfelt Message Following His Release, Worried About Their Future
WWE released over 45 on-screen employees and over 100 backstage employees over the past week to make budget cuts due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. One of the wrestlers who was highly affected by the release was Curt Hawkins.
Hawkins’ wife is heartbroken over her husband’s release, and she shared a very emotional message about it on her blog:
“1 year ago, I left my job in advertising to be a stay at home Mom. I started to learn photography, envious of my husband’s passion for doing something that he loved – wrestling. I am beyond grateful that I was ever even able to be a SAHM in this expensive world that we live in. Getting home at 6:30 wasn’t cutting it for me anymore, I wanted to be home with my daughter and see my husband when he was home.
On Wednesday April 15th, Brian was released from his WWE contract. There was notice that morning that layoffs would begin and our anxiety kicked into full gear. Not just for ourselves, but friends and loved ones that this could potentially happen to.
Brian just needed to know if it was happening to him or not and I was praying the phone didn’t ring. Well, the phone rang and I broke down. You can’t really break down for long when your almost 3 year old is running around chasing bubbles, but I cried. There is so much uncertainty in the world, it’s terrifying.
One week prior, they had wanted him to fly to Orlando to film for RAW and the next week they are getting rid of people. I went from being scared of my husband coming home from work with the Coronavirus to days later him getting fired.
Why do I feel helpless? For starters, I am 30 weeks pregnant. It’s not the most satisfying feeling when your husband loses his job and you don’t have one for you both to fall back on. I always said the past year, if I needed to get back into work I could and would get back into my field (thinking like 4-5 years if his contract didn’t renew), not expecting him to lose his job when I’m 2 months away from having our child let alone during a pandemic.
Though I don’t regret my time at home, I do feel guilt and anxiety about the decision I made last year with a new baby on the way but this is something I just have to deal with right now.”
We hope that everything gets better for Hawkins and his family.
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