• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 2, 1993) – WCW Power Hour
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Joe Cruz
– Van Hammer vs. Ron Simmons (Arm Wrestling)
– Scotty Flamingo vs. Keith Cole
– Van Hammer vs. Cactus Jack (From Clash of Champions)
– Barry Windham/Brian Pillman vs. Marcus Bagwell/Brad Armstrong
• Eric Bischoff Comments On Rumors Of WCW Covering Up Sid Vicious’ Failed Drug Test In 1993
During a recent edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff was asked about rumors of WCW covering up Sid Vicious’ failed drug test in 1993.
Below is what Bischoff said:
“Neither of those things happened. Again, which is so often the case with this piece of sh*t Dave Meltzer, he just makes stuff up, we’ve seen that now so often.
I know you’re a friend of his and I try really hard not to get as upset about this stuff as I do, and really there’s no reason for me to at this point, we’re talking about something that was going on in 1993.
But unfortunately, the same kind of nonsense and bullsh*t happens today, and people read it and now it gets spread on social media and for some people, it becomes the truth, just because one a**hole sitting in a room in California decides he needs to fill up 10,000 words for his newsletter and starts making shit up.
Was our steroid policy the beacon of performance enhancement drug analysis testing? No! It wasn’t. Neither was anybody else’s, by the way, including the U.S. Olympics.
In 1993, the procedures, the protocols, and the ability to test for steroids were just really becoming developed, and it was easy to get around steroid tests. Did we have a procedure in place, sure we did.
Was it a check the box procedure, meaning did we have a policy in place because we knew that we should and didn’t want to have anybody accuse us of not even testing? Yes, we did. And we used legitimate testing laboratories and protocols. None of which, by the way, was up to anyone in WCW to administer.
It was administered outside of WCW, for the sole purpose of being able to be held up as something that we didn’t have control over.
Meaning we didn’t want to be accused, like Meltzer just did, or did back in 1993, of manipulating the test or sweeping it under the rug. That’s bullsh*t, it was never true.
You could criticize the accuracy, you could criticize any number of things about the testing procedures that were in place in 1993 for Major League Baseball, for the NFL, for WCW, you name it, you can criticize it, or their policies, with regard to performance enhancing drug detection.
But you can’t say that someone at WCW, as Meltzer did, swept it under the rug, or just didn’t test him. That wasn’t true. Never was.”
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