• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 1, 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 MCI Center in Washington, DC and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1998’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
– Ernest Miller vs. Jerry Flynn
– Perry Saturn & Raven vs. Public Enemy
– Alex Wright vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
– Konnan vs. Lenny Lane
– Fit Finlay vs. Eddy Guerrero
– Booker T. vs. Chris Benoit
– Diamond Dallas Page vs. Scotty Riggs
– Bill Goldberg vs. La Parka
– Kevin Nash & Lex Luger vs. Hollywood Hogan & The Giant
• Dean Ambrose Comments On WWE Not Letting Roman Reigns Be Himself
During a recent interview on Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, former WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose talked about “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns and how WWE doesn’t let him be himself on TV.
Below is what Ambrose said:
“When he was in The Shield, everybody loved him, he was the hottest thing, but was booked like a monster. But as soon as [the fans] realized [he was the guy], then they all decided before hand they were going to turn on him because they don’t like that, for whatever reason. I think [John] Cena did that first and Roman walked into it. They were like, ‘Oh, it’s the Cena thing, again’.
Vince had him say ‘suffering succotash,’ ya know what I mean? I remember that day. You think he wanted to say that? No. He went in there and came out and was like, ‘He wants me to say suffering succotash,’ and I remember kind of laughing like, ‘Dude, you can’t say that.’ He’s like, ‘He wants me to say it. Is there a cool way to say it?’ I’m like, ‘What if you looked at the camera and said, well, that wasn’t easy to say,’ or something, I don’t know.
His personality is so great, he’s such a great dude. Everybody loves him, he’s the most lovable guy in the world. He’s the guy everybody gravitates to in the locker room. Just his natural charisma, but they don’t let him be himself. They try to make him—years ago, he was trying to be what they wanted.
I’m really glad he is legit one of my best friends because we would ride in the car—even when we were in competition, so to speak, because I love him so much that I couldn’t resent him or anything.
If he was a guy that I wasn’t friends with or I hated, I would probably resent the hell out of him. Because there were many times when I felt like I had a stronger connection with the audience than him, but it didn’t matter. He’s my best friend, so it would have never come between us.”