• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 31, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the AstroDome in Houston, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1999’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. Van Hammer vs. Evan Karagias
2. Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Bobby Duncum Jr. & Curt Hennig
3. David Flair vs. Erik Watts
4. The Cat vs. Scott Norton
5. Randy Savage vs. Fake Kevin Nash
6. Buff Bagwell vs. Bobby Eaton
7. WCW World Tag Titles: Bam Bam Bigelow & DDP vs. Kanyon & Perry Saturn
8. WCW TV Title – Steel Cage: Rick Steiner vs. Sting
• Dean Ambrose Shoots On How Little He Got Paid For His Final WWE Match
During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, former WWE Superstar & current AEW wrestler Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley) revealed how much he got paid for his final WWE match (The Shield’s Final Chapter on the WWE Network).
Below is what Ambrose said:
“You know how much I got paid for that last show I did? This is a house show they literally turned into a special. They flew in writers and camera men and everything to put it on the [WWE] Network basically for me. $500. Got paid $500 for that sucker.
I can just imagine Vince and Carrano and them just like ‘what do we pay?’ 500 bucks! Which is like the minimum that’s what you get to show up and not work. If you show up to TV and they don’t use you, you get $500. That’s what extras get. That’s like the minimum.
500 bucks for a Network special, come on. I thought about calling them for a second, but I thought naw it’s just funnier. I actually like it, I should frame that check.”
After this, Chris Jericho revealed that he once had a Street Fight with Ambrose at a WWE Live Event and they got paid $750 each for that match.