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Former WWE Wrestler Recalls Getting Fired For Excessive Partying

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 7, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Dusty Rhodes vs. Dave Ketchum

2. The Warlord vs. Ricky Ataki

3. Jim Duggan vs. Black Bart

4. Bad News Brown vs. Terry Cellar

5. Rick Martel vs. Nito Gomez

6. The Hart Foundation vs. Buddy Rose & Mark Fleming

• Former WWE Wrestler Recalls Getting Fired For Excessive Partying

During a recent appearance on Jordan Garber NOW, former WWE wrestler Caylen Croft recalled getting fired from the company for excessive partying.

Below is what he said:

“I’ve been in developmental for a few years and they opened a second one called Deep South Wrestling. I caught one episode where this guy was calling himself The Miz and he was drunk, screaming, and saying he was going to be a wrestler and that is how I knew about him.

In 2005, Matt Cappotelli and The Miz were set to be a tag team of rising stars, then Matt got hurt so they put me on the road with The Miz for all the summer of 2005, just as a filler. Matt came back and we found out he had brain cancer, so Matt was out and I was back in. It was a sign that me and The Miz would be a tag team.

So we did all of the RAW house shows for the first few months of January of 2006. I didn’t know much about The Miz and I thought, ‘Is he in this for the wrestling or is he in this to be famous?’ We got along immediately and he was a great guy, in fact, he had to overcome a lot of crap.

A lot of people suspected him because he was just here from the reality TV world, but obviously Miz has proven himself way beyond that now all these years later. It was a lot of fun, and we were set to debut in April of 2006—literally vignettes have been released—then I got fired for excessive partying.

It was St. Patrick’s Day in March 2006 and we just went all out. I ended up in the hospital that night for drinking and partying. It was pretty serious as I almost ended up dying and I was hospitalized. Then the office found out about it. This was the time when the Wellness Policy first got into effect because past wrestlers were dying too young.

For example, Eddie Guerrero just passed away months before and there were lots of stuff surrounding that, so WWE was really coming down and started doing drug testing, which is still in effect today.

So, I made it from debuting on SmackDown to being fired in a week. It ended up being one of the best things to happen to me because that really caused me to look at myself and how I’m doing and how I am living.

Over the next couple years, I have made a couple of huge changes in my life because I wanted to.”

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