• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 19, 1996) – WWF Action Zone
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Action Zone’.
This episode featured matches, promos, highlights & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 8: Beware of Dog’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Justin Hawk Bradshaw vs. Savio Vega (From Superstars)
– Ahmed Johnson vs. Don Haskins (From Superstars)
– Highlights Of The British Bulldog Attacking Shawn Michaels On A Beach In Kuwait
– The Ross Report
– The Body Donnas vs. The New Rockers (From Superstars)
– Interview w/ Shawn Michaels From Kuwait (Action Zone Exclusive)
– Can We Talk With The Following Question: Who Has Better Hair Between Dok Or Todd?
• Goldust Recalls WWE Not Giving Him The Match That He Wanted
During a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, Old School WWF Veteran Goldust talked about wanting to face Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania, but WWE wasn’t interested in doing that at the Show of Shows.
Below is what Goldust said:
“Yes, it really sticks in me because we both pitched to work and have a WrestleMania moment — brother versus brother. A lot of people didn’t believe in it, we did. You look back at some of the brother versus brother [matches] like Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy and it wasn’t the best, so maybe they were gauging it on that match in particular, I don’t know, but I knew Cody works hard, I work hard. We could bring everything we got and we could make this thing f***ing work. We could make it work, we just weren’t given that opportunity. Instead, we were given Fastlane.
Fastlane is not WrestleMania. Nothing is WrestleMania. WrestleMania is the f***ing pinnacle. You wanna be on the card on WrestleMania — not in the God damn Andre The Giant Battle Royal. It just didn’t happen, and our match at Fastlane — we were talking over stuff and we start going in a direction that was just wrong.
I chose to take the match in a different direction and I was wrong for it, but then after that, that match at Fastlane, we went on tour for the European two week tour that we do twice a year and we were tearing it up.
Every match, every night, we were going 20, 25 minutes and our chemistry was on and everything was clicking and we did it differently than we did on Fastlane and the crowd was behind it and they were excited, and so I know it’s there. I know that the interest is there for me versus Cody at WrestleMania.
I just think it’s passed now and I can’t do anything about it so, what time I did have with Cody and working with him, I will always cherish.”