• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 16, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Don Muraco vs. Charlie Brown
– Tony Garea vs. Jose Estrada
– Rocky Johnson vs. Johnny Rodz
– Big John Studd vs. Pete Sanchez
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• Former WWE Wrestler Trying To Join All Elite Wrestling
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, former WWE wrestler Darren Young revealed a story about Triple H making him cry backstage, Finn Balor’s pro-LGBTQ entrance at WrestleMania 34, wanting to join All Elite Wrestling & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Triple H making him cry backstage:
“It’s unfortunate that someone didn’t have my back because when I was having my last feud with The Miz, I was told [by Triple H] I couldn’t use the Crossface Chicken Wing because it was a dangerous hold. Legit.
I said I know what I’m doing. Fast forward and I found out the move was being saved for Asuka. The Miz pointed that out to me in the locker room weeks later and I was like ‘I f***ing knew it!’
It broke my heart. I’ve got pictures of him [Triple H] on my wall in my childhood room. It broke my heart. I cried like a baby backstage and he came over and was like ‘Darren, why are you crying?'”
On Finn Balor’s pro-LGBTQ entrance at WrestleMania 34:
“I’ll be honest with you, the release wasn’t that hurtful it was more hurtful at last year’s WrestleMania seeing Finn Balor in the opening match and the LGBTQ colors were embraced under his umbrella.
I love Finn, I love Finn to death but I was like ‘Man, you just released me a few months ago. Give a dog a bone. Let me embrace it.’ I want to be able to go out there and show people that being gay comes in all different sizes and shapes. I don’t celebrate being gay, I celebrate living my life free from hate and free from judgement.”
On Vince & Stephanie McMahon having a conversation with him when he came out:
“It was Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon who really embraced me and let me know that everything would be OK. Vince genuinely talked to me for 20 minutes about his best friend Pat Patterson being gay. Pat’s a great guy. I’m not a bitter wrestler and I’ll never be a bitter wrestler. Vince gave me a shot and I’m grateful that he gave me a shot.”
On trying to join All Elite Wrestling:
“I’ve been trying to get into AEW. I feel like I still have a lot left in the tank. I contacted Cody Rhodes’ wife Brandi. I’ve also contacted Ring Of Honor. I still want to be able to represent and contribute in the wrestling world because I’m still a diehard fan, I still have a lot left in the tank. I’m 35 years old and I feel so alive. Hopefully with this interview people can spread the word about me wanting to get into AEW or ROH or New Japan.”