• Eric Bischoff Lost All Respect For Shawn Michaels After Infamous Match
In the main event of SummerSlam 2005, Hulk Hogan defeated Shawn Michaels in a “Legend vs. Icon” match.
This was the 1st ever singles match between the Hulkster and the Heart Break Kid, and it’s infamous for Shawn overselling Hulk’s offense during the match.
During an episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff said that he lost all respect for “Mr. WrestleMania” after this bout.
Below is what Bischoff said:
“I lost all respect for Shawn Michaels. It was pretty clear. There was an issue between Hulk and Shawn Michaels.
There was a lack of respect, I think, there, perhaps some jealousy on Shawn’s part that, ‘Here’s this Hulk Hogan. He’s still here. He’s still the guy.’ I don’t know. I wasn’t close to Shawn at that point.
[Hogan] knew what was going on. He knew he was being embarrassed out there by Shawn and he knew it was intentional. He wasn’t angry.
I even remember seeing him after the match because I went right to him. I don’t wanna say feelings were hurt – that’s not the right way to say it.
I think he was just extremely disappointed because he knew it sucked.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 14, 2000) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2000’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Too Cool vs. Essa Rios & Funaki
Crash vs. Prince Albert
Gangrel & Just Joe vs. The Dudley Boyz