• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 8, 1998) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1998’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Yuji Nagata vs. Jerry Flynn
– Horace Hogan & Reese vs. Juventud Guerrera & Van Hammer
– Eddie Guerrero vs. Scott Putski
– Booker T vs. Chris Benoit
– Fit Finlay vs. Norman Smiley
– Dean Malenko vs. Disco Inferno
– Bill Goldberg vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
• Eric Bischoff Reveals Which Wrestler Had Jon Moxley-Like Frustration In WCW
During a recent edition of After 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about Jon Moxley discussing being frustrated in WWE and joining AEW.
Bischoff noted that Chris Jericho had similar frustration in WCW and that’s why he left for WWF:
“That’s the entertainment business. Anybody that’s ever directed or produced a television series, a sitcom, a movie, or wrestling show, or probably a high school play, at one level or another has faced that issue. Now, obviously the higher profile [a performer] becomes, the more success you have, the more sensitive one becomes to that particular issue. It’s the nature of the business.
Chris Jericho when he was in WCW was very frustrated. Chris really saw himself as a much bigger character, a much more significant character, a much more versatile character than he thought he was being provided credit for. He voiced that often which is why he ended up going to the WWE, which is why Moxley is now in AEW.
It’s not unnatural. I think people should expect it. There’s nothing wrong with it. When you’re that into your character and when you’re that passionate about the business, you were going to feel like you were out growing whatever situation you’re in, particularly in WWE.”