• Former General Manager Says His Role Was Similar To A World Champion In WWE
WWE Hall Of Famer Teddy Long recently spoke to Hannibal TV and discussed his role as the SmackDown General Manager back in the day.
He considered it a big duty and described it in the following way:
“Well, I prefer being the GM, because, with the GM [role], I had to not only get that role, you know, entertain the people – it helped me. I learned a lot because you had to learn a lot when you walked out on the TV and you stayed out there as much as I did. You had to learn how to keep that audience, you know? How to keep people where they’re not tired of looking at you or not tired of seeing you either. When they do see you, they’re ready to see you.
So being with Vince and following his orders – he knew when to put me out there and when not to put me out there. So, I learned all that too, and that’s the stuff that I can share with these guys that I’m working with.
I know when it’s too much and I know when it’s not enough. So you have a lot of stuff you have to learn. So, like I said, I really enjoyed being a General Manager because you had the top of the line. That’s just like winning a title, just like being the World Champion. So, you know, you learn if you don’t learn it.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 18, 1998) – WWF In Your House 25: Judgment Day
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 18, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF In Your House 25: Judgment Day’ LIVE on PPV from the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
This was the 25th out of 28 WWF In Your House pay-per-views that aired between 1995 and 1999.
Here are the results:
Al Snow defeated Marc Mero
LOD 2000 defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship: Christian defeated Taka Michinoku (c)
Goldust defeated Val Venis
WWF European Championship: X-Pac defeated D’Lo Brown (c)
WWF Tag Team Championship: The Headbangers defeated The New Age Outlaws (c) by DQ
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Ken Shamrock (c) defeated Mankind
Mark Henry defeated The Rock
Vacant WWF Championship – Stone Cold Steve Austin as referee: Kane wrestled The Undertaker to a no-contest