• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 25, 1990) – NWA Power Hour
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Power Hour’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Tommy Rich vs. Green Shadow
– Promo By Flyin’ Brian
– Gordon Solie Does A Capitol Combat Wrap Up
– Fabulous Freebirds vs. Scott Sandlin/Denny Cass
– Louisville Slugger With Jim Cornette: Mark Callous & Theodore R. Long Are His Guests.
– Teddy Sells Callous To Paul E. Dangerously
– Flyin’ Brian vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
• Goldust Comments On His Ideas Not Being Taken Seriously In WWE, People Being Afraid Of Vince McMahon
During a recent appearance on WINCLY podcast, “Goldust” Dustin Rhodes talked about his ideas not being taken seriously in WWE, tonight’s AEW Double Or Nothing PPV & more.
Below are the highlights:
On facing Cody Rhodes tonight at All Elite Wrestling’s Double Or Nothing PPV:
“It feels good to be away from WWE and now on my own doing what I wanna do. I’m looking forward to Double or Nothing. I’ve trained hard for it, worked my butt off and am probably in the best shape I’ve been in since high school.
This to me is, in my 31 years in the business, the most important night in my life and I really do mean that. It’s that important to me and I’m that excited and that nervous. It’s very special to me and I’m looking forward to it.”
On WWE not taking his ideas seriously:
“AEW is gonna open a lot of eyes and shock the world. I think everybody is rushing to up their ratings and entertainment value. Let’s face it, the creative team in the other company [WWE]…you pitch so many ideas and nothing ever gets done. They never take your idea seriously and then you have to bypass them and go to the boss [Vince McMahon].”
On Cody Rhodes trying to prove a point:
“That stuck with me for a long time and I’m sure it stuck with Cody. What he’s doing right now is taking on the world and taking on everybody. Everybody’s gonna be in his rearview mirror and he’s out to prove a point. He’s Dusty’s son and he’s got that knack of entertainment and the smart business savvy sense that Dad had with booking and creating.”
On why he left WWE:
“I don’t want to put anybody down and go into [why I left] because that was the past and I’m not there anymore. I asked for my release because I wanted to have freedom. I was going nowhere at that point and when you’re not involved in a storyline and you’re trying to get involved in a storyline, it’s heartbreaking for everybody up there.”
On people being afraid of Vince McMahon:
“That’s got to stop. If something is pitched to you and it’s a damn good angle, why are you scared to go take it to the man [Vince McMahon]? That makes no sense to me; he’s a man. He might be our boss but all he can do is say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ My frustration was that I didn’t get a lot of answers.”
On how long he plans to wrestle:
“As long as I have that hunger, I wanna keep doing it. Until that hunger leaves me, I’m not gonna stop creating. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing. If I’m doing a backstage segment, I’m gonna make it the best backstage segment I can.
I have some longevity with this character and it’s amazing. I look back on it and I’m like, ‘Holy sh*t. This thing has really stood the test of time and then some.’ The people have come to really adore and love the Goldust character.
I still have a little bit left in the tank and if this is it for me, then it’s gonna be a damn good show. That’s all I can say about that.”