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Flashback: Virgil Talks About The nWo Angle, Backstage Politics, Goldberg & More

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 3, 1996) – WCW Pro

On this day in 1996, World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & segments, building storylines on the road to the upcoming ‘WCW SuperBrawl VI’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– Lex Luger vs. Chuck Williams

– Chris Benoit vs. Doug Becker

– Meng vs. Damon Striker (Edge)

– Super Brawl Control Center

– Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater vs. Todd Morton & Julio Sanchez (Julio Dinero)

– Dean Malenko vs. Quinn Nash

– American Males vs. Barrio Brothers (Ricky Santana & Fidel Sierra)

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• Flashback: Virgil Talks About The nWo Angle, Backstage Politics, Goldberg & More

In this flashback article, we take a look at an old shoot interview with former WWF & WCW wrestler Virgil, where he talks about the nWo angle, his WWF and WCW runs and more.

Below are the highlights:

Host: What are you memories about the nWo angle when you came in?

Virgil: I thought it was a really very good angle. I thought it was very very good.

Host: What are your thoughts on Scott Hall and Kevin Nash?

Virgil: Very good friends. And they’re both very, very, very excellent talent. There’s no one better than Scott Hall working. They both could speak very good and they both could handle themselves as great characters in the ring.

Host: Did you see a lot of the politics that was going on behind the scenes?

Virgil: I didn’t care about here. I didn’t hear about it. So I don’t know what kind of clique it was because I never heard about it.

Host: What about Scott Hall outside the ring? You know, he’s notorious for some crazy behaviour with drinking and stuff.

Virgil: I’ve never really heard of it. I’ve never seen it. I must say every time I see Scott Hall, I don’t mess. To me, he’s definitely got it. So I’ve never seen it. You can’t go by hearsay and that’s just hearsay. That’s what people just say. To me every time I see Scott, he is kind of a well-respected guy. So that’s the punch, hearsaying.

Host: Was there a lot of heat ever, you know, old WCW guys who might have been jealous of the end of your push?

Virgil: No.

Host: How would you compare the nWo angle compared to the DiBiase-Hogan angle?

Virgil: They’re both great runs. But nothing (like) WWF with me and Ted DiBiase. That was like…whoa…something.

Host: What are your thoughts about Bill Goldberg?

Virgil: A great talent. I mean, he was a linebacker playing for Atlanta Falcons. He came to the wrestling and he could handle that situation, man. How many guys can handle that situation? You go from one sport into another sport and you can still handle it and move and go, (shows that) you’re a good athlete.

Host: Do you think he had a mind for the business or you think that people were in his head a little bit too much?

Virgil: Bill was a smart athlete. You don’t play the University of Georgia and be dumb. Bill was a smart guy. So evidently he had a good mind for the wrestling business too or he wouldn’t have been in it and he wouldn’t have been in the spot he was in.

Host: What about Ric Flair? What are your thoughts on The Nature Boy?

Virgil: One of the greatest. He’s right at that same level with the greatest champs, the greatest talent.

Host: Are you surprised that he still is in the spotlight to this day and actually wants to make return into the ring?

Virgil: If Ric wants to come back in the ring, I guess Ric can come back in ring. When you’re good, you’re good.

Host: Memories of Harlem Heat?

Virgil: They were great talents. Booker T, Stevie Ray, I mean if they were together right now, they’d still be great. I mean Stevie was a big boy and Stevie can move.

Host: Why did he get out of business?

Virgil: I don’t know, man. I don’t know.

Host: What about our Lex Luger? Thoughts on Lex?

Virgil: Good guy. He’s such a nice, forgiving guy.

Host: What are your thoughts on drugs in the wrestling business like steroids and all that?

Virgil: I have nothing to say about it. I mean I don’t know about it. I never did it. So I can’t say nothing about it.

Host: What are your thoughts on Sting?

Virgil: Very good guy. Sting is a caring, loving person. Sting, when he meets you, he cares about you as a person and not as a wrestler or a boxer or basketball player or football player. He’d ask you how you’re doing, how’s your day going and how’s your family doing. He cares about you as a person. Sting is a good guy.

        
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