• Eric Bischoff Explains Why WWE Changing WALTER’s Name To Gunther Makes Sense
WWE changed the names of multiple wrestlers recently, one of them being WALTER to Gunther.
On the latest episode of Strictly Business, former WCW President Eric Bischoff had the following to say about this particular name change:
“If he was WALTER in his indy career and he’s going to be WALTER on Monday Night RAW or SmackDown, then there’s a cloud over who owns that trademark.
WWE doesn’t want to have intellectual property, talent, storylines, creativity, promotion, all of the other things that go into the value of building that intellectual property if they don’t own it. Who would do that?
That would be the same thing as you or I deciding we’re going to rent a piece of property, a beach-front property, we don’t own it, we’re going to rent it and then we both decide I know we’re only renting that property, we don’t really own it but let’s build a house on it.
We built a big beautiful home on this big piece of beachfront property and then the guy that owns the title to the property shows up and goes, this is awesome, you guys did a great job, built my dream home on the property that I own. See ya, here’s your eviction notice.
You’ve invested all of this money on a beautiful home, on a piece of property that you don’t even own.
In this case, WALTER is the property that they don’t really own and in this case, Gunther is the home.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 24, 1994) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Westchester County Civic Center in White Plains, New York and featured Highlight Videos on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1994’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Men on a Misson vs. Iron Mike Sharpe & Emilio Ulcia
– Crush vs. Mike Freeman
– The Headshrinkers vs. Tyrone Knox & Derek Domino
– Earthquake vs. Mike Mabuccia
– Diesel vs. Mike Bursy
– Lex Luger vs. The Black Phantom