• “He knew that we had the guy” – Vince McMahon’s Reaction After Seeing Top WWE Star
During a recent interview with talkSPORT, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recalled signing Brock Lesnar to the WWF in 2002 and Vince McMahon’s reaction when he saw “The Next Big Thing” for the first time ever.
Here’s what Good Ol’ JR said:
“Gerry Brisco and I brought Brock Lesnar to a TV taping in Minneapolis because he went to college there.
I said to McMahon, ‘That new kid I’m recruiting is here tonight. If you get a chance I’d like you to say hello to him.’
So McMahon is walking about with his Mr. McMahon walk, and he happens to glance over. And Gerry Brisco is standing by this monster. Vince made a U-turn and beelined right to Brock – he had never seen him. Never watched him wrestle.
He knew Gerry and I were high on him, but Gerry didn’t meet with Vince on a regular basis, I met with Vince every day. I said, ‘We got this kid we’re going to sign, and he’s going to be extraordinary. You’re going to love him.’
So when Vince laid eyes on him, he knew that we had the guy.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 20, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1996’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
1. Fire & Ice vs. Steiner Brothers
2. Ric Flair vs. Eddy Guerrero
3. Sting & Lex Luger vs. Faces of Fear
4. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Brad Armstrong
5. The Giant vs. Arn Anderson