• Glacier Reveals Why He Turned Down WWF’s State Trooper Gimmick
During a recent interview with WINCLY podcast, former WCW wrestler Glacier talked about getting an offer from WWF and why he turned it down.
Below are the highlights:
On getting an offer from WWF:
“When we [WCW] were bought out, [WWF] wanted me to send a tape. I consulted with Terry Taylor about what I should put together and he came up with a great idea, ‘If I were you, I would pitch Ray Lloyd in a highlight reel of Glacier to show them some versatility’.”
On why he turned down WWF’s state trooper gimmick (which was based on Glacier’s strong law enforcement family background):
“It was just one of those things where I didn’t really wanna get that personal because in the wrestling business they have the power to do whatever they want to do. It was nothing against WWF but it was just too personal to me to put into the wrestling business.
And at the end of the day, I ended up turning them down. I was tired of being on the road and it wasn’t a great offer because they didn’t have to offer anything great at the time because they owned all of the cards.
During that time there was a lot of uncertainty with one major power going under and with anybody brought onboard, you won’t really sure what they were gonna try and do with you. Because of the other things that were a little more certain for me, I went the other way and I don’t regret it.”
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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (August 21, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The Honky Tonk Man vs. Scrub
– The Brother Love Show with Jesse Ventura
– The Rougeau Brothers vs. Scrubs
– Brutus The Barber Beefcake vs. Brian Costello
– Hercules vs. Scrub
– The Hart Foundation vs. Scrubs
– Dino Bravo vs. Scrub