• Former WWE Wrestler On Why Abyss Didn’t Accept The Offer To Face The Undertaker At WrestleMania
TNA Legend Abyss eventually joined WWE, but not as a wrestler. He joined the company as a backstage producer, but never wrestled on the main roster.
Back in 2006, when his contract with TNA Wrestling was about to expire, WWE offered him a contract. A plan was pitched that would’ve seen him feud with The Undertaker, resulting in a match at WrestleMania.
However, Abyss didn’t take the offer and stayed in IMPACT Wrestling. He was inducted into the TNA / IMPACT Wrestling Hall Of Fame in 2018.
On his Cafe de Rene podcast, former WWE wrestler Rene Dupree discussed why Abyss never took that offer during the Ruthless Aggression Era.
Below is what he said:
“Well, it could be a case of not biting the hand that feeds you, and, you know, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, right? Yeah, because I mean, you have one run with Taker and then you go back down here, right?”
Kurt Angle recently picked 3 TNA wrestlers that he feels should’ve had runs on the WWE main roster and Abyss was one of them. Below is what Angle said on his podcast:
“Oh, that’s hard to pick one. I will say Abyss, he did go to WWE as a producer, but he never wrestled for WWE. I thought he should have been up there.
Also, I’d say Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. Those two guys were not only incredible singles wrestlers, they were incredible tag wrestlers. They had it all and those guys were incredible.
I actually expected them to end up in WWE and sadly they didn’t, but they’re in AEW now, so that’s just about as good.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (November 13, 1995) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted LIVE from the Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1995’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Randy Savage Vs. Meng
Chris Benoit Vs. Kensuke Sasaki
Eddie Guerrero vs. Johnny B. Badd´
Sting Vs. Dean Malenko