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Former WWE Wrestler Says AEW Is Like WCW In Reverse


• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (June 19, 1993) – WWF Mania

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Mania’.

It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Jim Ross on USS Intrepid

– Mania Exclusive: Headshrinkers vs. El Matador & Bob Backlund (Sydney 5/25/93)

– Razor/Kid update

– Marty Jannetty vs. Doink (Raw 6/14/93)

– Lex Luger vs. Mike Davis (Challenge 6/13/93)

– Mania Exclusive: Macho Man interviews Sensational Sherri (Manhattan)

– Mr. Hughes/Undertaker incident (Superstars 6/12/93)

• Former WWE Wrestler Says AEW Is Like WCW In Reverse

During a recent interview with Wrestling Epicenter, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJP talked about All Elite Wrestling and said that AEW is WCW, but in reverse.

Below is what TJP said:

“I do think they’ve given us WCW back, but in reverse. In this case, [AEW] are like the WWF where they have this exciting product where you want to see their talent and how they’re going to develop. It is exciting and partially unknown, and that is part of what makes it exciting!

WWE, they’re sort of like WCW in that they have the deep pockets and the huge roster, but they’re the old guard in this case. AEW really did give us that dynamic back!”

TJP also talked about how he wanted to join WCW back in 1998 when he began his wrestling career:

“I’m old enough where that was a reachable goal. I started in 1998. And, I was always a WWF guy growing up. But, that was never on my bucket list of a place to go. WCW was kind of my jam at that time because [cruiserweight wrestling] is what they were doing at the time.”

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