• “He’s not a main eventer” – Vince McMahon On Former WWF Champion
During a recent interview on Premier Live TV, WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts recalled a story of Vince McMahon not believing in Steve Austin, and thinking he won’t turn out to be a main event player.
Here’s what Roberts said:
“When Steve Austin came to WWF, I was helping write television, and I watched him, and I said, ‘This motherf***er got it, man. He’s got that ‘it’ factor and he don’t even know he’s got it.’
I’m starting to scoot him into places. Sort of as an afterthought so nobody was watching. Well then one day I told Vince [McMahon], I said, ‘That guy right there is gonna be your next super, superstar.’
‘You kidding me, Jake?’ He said, ‘That guy, he’ll never make it past 5th, 6th match. He’s not a main-eventer.’ I said, ‘The f*** he ain’t.’ He said, ‘Do you think so?’ I said, ‘Yeah I think so,’ and we tried the thing and I guess it might’ve worked huh?”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 8, 1993) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was pre-taped at the Fernwood Resort in Bushkill, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Survivor Series 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Ludvig Borga vs. Scott Steiner
– Double J Promo
– Men On A Mission vs. Two Scrubs
– Survivor Series Report
– Rick Martel vs. Scrub
– Crush/Randy Savage Brawl
– Bob Backlund vs. Barry Horowitz