• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 11, 1999) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Allen County War Memorial in Fort Wayne, Indiana and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Mayhem 1999’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Lash LeRoux vs. Evan Karagias
2. Berlyn vs. Curly Bill
3. La Parka & Silver King vs. Lizmark Jr. & Villano V
4. WCW TV Title: Rick Steiner vs. Booker T
5. Curt Hennig vs. Dean Malenko
6. WCW World Tag Titles: Kidman & Konnan vs. Jerry Flynn & The Barbarian
7. Total Package vs. Kaz Hayashi
8. Sid Vicious vs. Perry Saturn
• Former WWE Wrestler Says Real Life Fight Led To Him Getting Hired In ECW
During a recent edition of Duke Loves Rasslin Podcast, former WWE wrestler Rodney Mack talked about his personal training business with Jazz, how he got hired by ECW & more.
Below are the highlights:
On his personal training business with Jazz:
“Yeah man we have a first day package, once we beat you up we fix you up (laughs). Jazz and I have been doing this for about 20 years what they now call personal training. What we do is a little deeper though because in addition to working with the elderly, we also train kids as well. We help them with their homework and things like that so it’s a mixture of personal training and Big Brother / Big Sister Program out here in San Antonio.”
On being a wrestling fan at a young age:
“My Dad from day one always watched wrestling; Mid South, Global you name it. My dad and I were such big wrestling fans I remember when I was 4 years old, my mother was pregnant with my brother and we dropped her off at the hospital one night. While she was giving labor, my dad and I went to go see Andre The Giant in a handicap match!”
On being hired by ECW:
“Jazz and I had been traveling with ECW for about a year and a half but I got sent home because I challenged all them motherf**kers in the locker room because they kept f***ing with me. I stood in the middle of the locker room and challenged every last one of them and ain’t nobody jump! So we went back home for a few months and then Tommy Dreamer called Jazz about a PPV.
Jazz convinced me to fly down with her and it was that PPV where guys from another promotion, XPW, started a big fight during the main event. Everybody ran outside and we started cleaning house. I knocked out about 5 guys and when I got back to the locker room, Paul E and I hugged and shook hands and I cried.
I’m a very emotional guy when it comes to anything. So Paul E and I had a moment and from then then on out I started working with them. I went from curtain jerker to working in the main event.”
On UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier:
“Daniel went to my High School. I was there first of course and DC played with my brother on the football team and in wrestling. I love Brock Lesnar, but hands down DC got him. This dude is a fighter man and everyone knows it. DC has been a big fan of pro wrestling his entire life man so I think he would do well in that too.”