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Former Intercontinental Champion Turned Down A WrestleMania Return Offer From WWE



On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1997 PPV.

The card can be found here:

Glacier vs. Mortis

Dean Malenko vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Super Calo vs. La Parka

Harlem Heat vs. The Amazing French Canadiens

Syxx vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.

Ultimo Dragon vs. Chris Jericho

Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton vs. Jeff Jarrett & Dean Malenko

Lex Luger & The Giant vs. Hollywood Hogan & Dennis Rodman

• Former Intercontinental Champion Turned Down A WrestleMania Return Offer From WWE

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) revealed while speaking to WrestlingInc that he was contacted by WWE to make a return during WrestleMania 36 weekend for a Nexus reunion.

Below is what he said:

“I was called in January or February by the Talent Relations team in WWE about something they wanted to do during WrestleMania to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Nexus.

I actually turned it down as I didn’t like the offer or the plan. I saw Darren just after that and he said he was gonna go and do something with them. But I wasn’t going to be involved in whatever it was.

In all honestly, if it had been something more significant, I would have paid it more attention. But it was something, to me, that I wasn’t interested in doing. There was no benefit at all, for me, in doing it and I wasn’t excited about it, so I turned the offer down.”

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