• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 9, 1990) – NWA Main Event
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Juicer (Art Barr) vs. Ralph Hodges
- TV Champ Arn Anderson vs. Terry Taylor (rematch)
– Danger Zone (Recap of Sting/Black Scorpion feud)
- Nasty Boys vs. Renegade Warriors
- Motor City Mad Man vs. Tom Zenk (Rematch)
• Eric Bischoff On How It Felt Kissing Stephanie McMahon Right In Front Of Vince McMahon
During an episode of 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff recalled the scene where he kissed Stephanie McMahon with Vince McMahon directing that scene.
Below is what Bischoff said:
“I liked the idea of working with Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie was pretty green still at the time. She had been on camera before quite a bit, but she still wasn’t in her groove 100 percent yet. But she had so much talent.
To this day, because again, WWE, nobody talks about whose idea it was. As many times as I spent with Bruce Prichard I had never asked him that question, which is really weird because I would still like to know. I am pretty sure it was Vince McMahon’s idea but I would still like to know.
I thought it was a great idea; again, it was pushing the envelope. It was the foundation of what could have been a great storyline as opposed to the back-and-forth stuff that we were doing about who was the better brand.
That kind of sh*t didn’t really get over with the audience because it wasn’t big enough. It wasn’t controversial enough, it wasn’t hot enough, it didn’t feel believable enough. It was just going through the motions of trying to create two separate brands.
This was a beat that I thought when they laid it out to me. I thought this could work depending on where they were going to go with it, but I thought it was a great idea. I was really excited.
Having Vince standing there directing the scene while I was making out with his daughter – I knew she didn’t want to do it. It was like me and how I felt when I had to take a Stink Face from Rikishi. I am sure she wasn’t feeling that, but she was a pro and as weird as it was, again, as a character you are doing it.
“I think it was a live segment, and as I am doing it I can hear the crowd reacting even though I was in a remote arena. But I can hear the reaction from the crowd, thinking, holy sh*t, this is going to be great! Then it got dropped.
It was like, boom, gone, never to be spoken of again which was really weird. It was more weird for me than having Vince McMahon standing there directing me as I make out with his daughter. His direction was very animated, but we did it and then it’s gone.
It’s like, what the f***?”
You can watch Bischoff kissing Stephanie below: