• “He is killing matches” – WWF Legend’s Son On AEW Referee
During a recent episode of his podcast, Referee Brian Hebner (son of legendary WWF Referee Earl Hebner) called out AEW referee Bryce Remsburg for being over dramatic during matches.
Below is what Hebner said:
“I have to call the elephant in the room. I have met this guy several times. He’s a very nice guy. It has nothing to do with him as an individual or a human being.
Bryce Remsburg, and once again, a very, very nice guy. It’s time for someone to let this guy know he is killing matches, and taking away the power, and taking away the show, and taking away the story because it’s not about him.
He’s over dramatic with too many things. Sometimes I see some things that make me just sit here and really laugh because it actually is funny because that’s how outlandish it’s become and nobody’s even seeing it, it seems like that works for that company.
I think the guy’s a good referee, but he’s not when he does all these things. So if somebody gets slapped, he’s grabbing his face. If somebody gets kicked in the back, he’s holding his back. He’s jumping up and down. He’s just over the top.
I understand being involved in caring about what’s going on in the ring and showing natural and when I say natural, I’ll explain that if you’d like, but natural expressions.
I’ve never once watched an MMA match and watched the guy and the referee sell everybody that gets knocked out. They don’t do anything. They do their f**king job and that’s what we need to do.
It’s okay if it’s a spot where you’re supposed to show emotion or you’re supposed to show something, but not every time someone does something. Like I say the guy’s a good referee if you take that out.
Yeah, I love his count. I love his cadence. I like how he tries to stick to rules. But this has got to stop. He’s taking away from talent, and I think that’s unfair.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (October 4, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to “NWA Starrcade 1986”.
The card can be found below:
Magnum T.A. vs. Vernon Deaton
Manny Fernandez vs. Mike Simani
Tim Horner vs. Randy Mulkey
The Andersons & Tully Blanchard vs. Rocky Kernodle, Bill Tabb & Charles Freeman
Baron Von Raschke & Shaska Whatley vs. Bill Mulkey & Lee Peek
Midnight Express vs. Randy Barber & Pablo Crenshaw
Ron Garvin vs. Gary Royal