• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 27, 1994) – Clash Of The Champions 26
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 27, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Clash Of The Champions 26’ LIVE on TBS from the Riverside Centroplex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This show included the WCW debut of legendary wrestling announcer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
– Marcus Alexander Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio def. Pretty Wonderful
– Ron Simmons def. Ice Train
– WCW World Television Championship
Lord Steven Regal (c) wrestled Dustin Rhodes to a draw
– Maxx Payne & Cactus Jack def. The Nasty Boys
– Brian Pillman def. Col. Robert Parker
– Sting & Ric Flair def. Vader & Rick Rude
• Former WWE Writer Recalls Triple H & Shawn Michaels Saying Goldberg Shouldn’t Be In The WWE Hall of Fame In An Old Interview
Former WWE writer Kevin Eck wrote a blog at Sporting Nation where he mentioned the comments that Triple H & Shawn Michaels made in an old interview where they thought Goldberg shouldn’t be in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Below are their comments:
Triple H: “Bill’s trying to get into the Hall of Fame. If there’s a rumor about him coming back, he probably started it. I’ve not seen any mention of his name.
So when you say, ‘What about Goldberg?’, no offense to Bill, but you’ve got guys like Bruno Sammartino that were legends with longevity that should be in there, but they’re holding out because they think they’ve got one more run. Just using Bill as an example, how many years did he wrestle? Not many.”
Shawn Michaels: “To me, he’s not even in the ball park. Not because he’s not talented, but greatness doesn’t happen in a few years. Greatness is established over a long period of time. We try to promote people and get them over, but you can’t do it that quickly.
In our line of work, there are other qualities that make somebody viable besides just whether they’re tough or not. In every other line of work – like if you’re a lineman who can’t play, everybody knows you can’t play.”