• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 28, 1997) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Omaha Civic Center in Omaha, Nebraska and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Flash Funk vs. Rockabilly
2. Legion of Doom vs. Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon
3. WWF Intercontinental Title: Owen Hart vs. Rocky Maivia
4. Vader vs. Jesse James
5. Goldust vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
6. The Undertaker vs. Davey Boy Smith
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• ECW Legend Comments On Being Afraid Of Cutting Promos, On Why He Hates Being Called A WWE Star
During a recent appearance on Total Engagement with Matt Koon, Old School ECW Legend Sabu talked about being afraid of cutting promos, being removed from the Extreme Elimination Chamber match & more.
Below are the highlights:
On being afraid of cutting promos:
“It hurt me that I didn’t talk a lot, but it wasn’t a gimmick. I’m shy and I can’t really speak in public. Right now I’m even starting to get nervous. When I was a kid, I watched all the wrestlers come out yelling and screaming with my mom, and she turned to me and said: ‘You should never do that’. So I never did, I promised her.
It hurt me, everyone wanted me to talk and I didn’t. People thought I was holding up my gimmick, but I wasn’t. I was shitting my pants at the thought of talking. I’d rather jump off a building than talk. It hurt me, but I was willing to take it.”
On being removed from the Extreme Elimination Chamber match:
“They didn’t tell me anything. Stephanie had a three-paragraph promo for me to memorize. I wouldn’t do it, they asked me to do it live on the Monday before the show. The next day, they had me out with an injury and the show went on without me.
When they brought me in, they promised me that they’d keep me just as I was in ECW, but they lied. After about three months, they kept asking me to cut promos. Paragraphs of things I would never say, and I would always cut them down to just a few words.
When people ask me if I was in WWE, I always say no. I hate it when they say ‘ECW/WWE Star’. I don’t consider myself ever there, I stopped by and didn’t stick around.”