• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (November 18, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. La Parka vs. Juventud Guerrera
2. Ultimo Dragon vs. Dean Malenko
3. Amazing French Canadians vs. American Males
4. Lex Luger vs. Hugh Morrus
5. Chris Jericho vs. Johnny Grunge
6. Jeff Jarrett vs. Bobby Eaton
7. Bubba Rogers vs. Jim Powers
8. Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero
• Former WWE Wrestler Defends Brock Lesnar’s Part-Time Status, Explains Why Lesnar Is Worth Every Dime WWE Pays Him
During a recent interview with The Hannibal TV, former WWE wrestler Simon Dean defended Brock Lesnar’s part-time status in WWE and called him the most dominant Professional Wrestler of all time.
Below is what Simon said:
“My interactions with Brock were real short. ‘Hey Brock, how are you doing?’ ‘Hey man, how are you doing?’ That’s it. No long-term stories. Apparently when he was here, he used to drive the ring-truck, he had a good workout, they showed up to practice every day.
It’s not a shock, I mean, the guy didn’t become NCAA Heavyweight Champion by accident. I think overall, he’s the most dominant professional wrestling athlete there’s ever been. When you look at his pedigree and what he has accomplished, he’s the biggest pay-per-view draw, him and Floyd Mayweather in the last two decades.
So Brock’s an attraction. You’d devalue him if he was wrestling four, five, six times a month. He’s not built for that, number one. It’s not believable, number two. And if you put him in the ring with just about anybody except Braun Strowman, it’s not even close… or maybe Roman.
It’s not even close to being believable that he wouldn’t beat that guy in ten seconds. So you have to keep him as a special attraction. When he comes out, it should be like, ‘Oh my God, he’s here!’ Like a heavyweight prize-fighter.
He’s worth every single dime what they pay him. He brings in buy-rates, and you’re not hiring Brock to go there and have a five star Meltzer match, where everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, that’s incredible!’
He’s an attraction, he puts butts in seats. People forget, this is professional wrestling entertainment. It’s sports entertainment. If it was real, Brock Lesnar or Kurt Angle would be the champions and no one would ever beat them, or the Big Show. That’s it.”