• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 8, 1999) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Slamboree 1999” PPV.
The card of the exclusive content can be found here:
– Disco Inferno vs. Frankie Lancaster
– Horace Hogan vs. Silver King
• Hall Of Famer Says WWE Mishandled The Undertaker – Starrcast Situation
During a recent edition of The Jim Ross Report podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed WWE pulling The Undertaker and Kurt Angle from Starrcast II, Bray Wyatt’s new character & more.
Below are the highlights:
On WWE pulling The Undertaker and Kurt Angle from Starrcast II:
“Unfortunately, The Undertaker and Kurt Angle will not be at Starrcast. They have been pulled by WWE and that was really mishandled, in my view. The decision should have been made a lot earlier in the game, yay or nay. I don’t know. It’s just awkward. That’s all I’m saying. Awkward. So, in any event, that’s the story, and poor old Conrad’s left to pick up the pieces, but I think he has done a phenomenal job.
This line-up for Starrcast is nothing short of incredible! And the Ric Flair roast, which yours truly will be a part of, should be really amazing. For me, it will depend on how many Moscow Mules I have indulged in. It should be fun. Las Vegas, man.”
On Bray Wyatt’s new character:
“Most folks are talking about Bray Wyatt and his reintroduction to television with his unique Firefly Fun House, which Pee Wee’s Funhouse… there are a lot of different things you can relate to or tie back to…Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood.
But here’s my point. Fans, within a few seconds, had already deemed this a failure. And folks, I don’t know, sometimes a lot of us who have been around longer had been teased and kidded for being a ‘wrasslin’ fan’ all our life, and one of the reasons people make fun of us is because we can get very verbose about our opinions to the extreme of ridiculousness.
Here’s the deal. Don’t judge too early. Let it play out a few weeks, for God’s sakes. Don’t make yourself look stupid because that’s what you do when in 30 seconds or a minute into a new presentation, it’s the drizzling doo doo – it’s not good.”