• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 30, 1983) – WWF Philadelphia Spectrum Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 30, 1983, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show at the Philadelphia Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The live event was televised on the local PRISM Network with Gorilla Monsoon & Dick Graham doing commentary.
The card can be found here:
– Eddie Gilbert vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna
– Ray Stevens vs. Tony Garea
– Andre the Giant & Rocky Johnson vs. Don Muraco & Big John Studd
– Ivan Koloff vs. SD Jones
– Bob Backlund vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
– Mr. Fuji vs. Johnny Rodz
– Samula & Afa vs. Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow
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• Eric Bischoff Reveals Which WCW Wrestler He Fired For Smoking Too Much Marijuana
During a recent edition of 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff revealed that he fired 2 Cold Scorpio from WCW because he smoked too much marijuana.
Below is what Bischoff said:
“I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody who smoked more weed than 2 Cold Scorpio.
Maybe Rob Van Dam. I think Rob Van Dam might give him a run for his money. Look, he didn’t even try to hide it. And back in 1994, if you even put in just a little bit of effort, try to pretend, maybe, you weren’t smoking weed eight hours a day, you could probably get away with it.
Drug testing was not really a very effective science in WCW at the time. And admittedly it was not, especially for marijuana, nobody had their sights set on anybody that smoked weed, but with Scorpio, you just, he’d be out in the parking lot smoking weed, he’d walk in to catering once he got to the building and he smelled like a cannabis factory, it just, we had to do it, we had to fire him.
And it was too bad, because number one, I liked him, he was a cool guy, but he was an amazing, amazing performer, who had all the potential in the world, but we just couldn’t get him to put down the ganja.”