• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (March 17, 1996) – WWF Action Zone
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Action Zone’.
This episode featured matches, promos, highlights & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 12’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– The Ringmaster vs. Aldo Montoya (From Superstars)
– Promo By Mankind
– Highlights Of Diesel Attacking Paul Bearer (From Last Weeks Raw)
– Promo By The Undertaker And Paul Bearer
– Highlights Of The Interview w/ Roddy Piper And Goldust (From Last Weeks Raw)
– Scheme Gene’s WrestleMania 12 Report
– WWF Tag Team Title Tournament: The Body Donnas vs. The Bushwhackers (From Superstars)
– Highlight Video On The Returning Ultimate Warrior
– Mr. Perfect Interviews Hunter Hearst Helmsley On The Golf Course
– The Ross Report
– Interview w/ Jake Roberts, Ahmed Johnson, And Yokozuna (From Superstars)
– Highlight Video On Shawn Michaels Training For The Iron Man Match
– Highlight Video On Bret Hart Training For The Iron Man Match
– Can We Talk With The Following Question: “What Would You Do If You Were President Of The WWF?”
• Eric Bischoff Reveals Dennis Rodman’s WCW Salary
During an appearance on After 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff revealed Dennis Rodman’s WCW salary.
Below is what Bischoff said:
“The total fee was just a little over $1 million, like a million and change. But that was for a number of different appearances. It wasn’t just for one appearance. I know that sounds like a ton of money, and it is a ton of money…but in the big scheme of things you know, Mike Tyson probably got three times that much. Other performers in WWF get much, much bigger numbers.
I had a number in my head, because in my mind getting Dennis Rodman would create a certain amount of buzz that if I had to pay for would probably cost me three times that much money…The press that I knew I would get from that I really wouldn’t even be able to buy.”