• Eric Bischoff On Why Sting Stopped Dyeing His Hair Blonde In WCW
On an episode of his weekly ’83 Weeks’ podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff spoke about the time in late 1995, when Sting stopped dyeing his hair blond.
WCW Legend Sting wrestled with short blonde hair in the company ever since he joined Jim Crockett Promotions in 1987 and even before that in UWF Mid-South Wrestling.
Here’s what Bischoff had to say:
“[Sting] wanted to do movies. I was the executive producer of Stings’ very first movie called The Real Reason Men Commit Crimes. I put the deal together and made it happen with Turner and funded it. Sting was taking acting lessons right around this time and working in that direction.
Sting made up his mind, he didn’t want that blonde hair because you can’t get a movie, you can’t get a TV role with that look so he wanted more versatility.”
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• Old School WWF/WWE Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/WWE Veteran “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar celebrates his 44th birthday today.
Brock Lesnar was World Wrestling Federation developmental wrestler, who in 2000 started to wrestle for their developmental promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling down in Louisville, Kentucky, before having his official WWF debut on Monday Night RAW in 2002.
His biggest time came after the WWF/E name change during the Ruthless Aggression Era, where he became a multiple time WWE Champion and by far the #1 Heel of the SmackDown! brand, before leaving the WWE after WrestleMania XX to pursue a football career in the NFL, playing for the Minnesota Vikings in 2004.
When that didn’t work out (as he only played in several pre-season games), Brock got into the sport of mixed martial arts and eventually became the UFC World Heavyweight Champion in 2008.
Lesnar ended up returning to the WWE in 2012, though this time as a part-timer / special attraction.
Despite popular misconception, he’s still considered a huge box office draw these day, thus clearly justifying the millions of dollars Vince pays him for his stints.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROCK LESNAR!