• “Hopefully he gives himself a break” – WWE Hall Of Famer On Vince McMahon Botching The Stunner At WrestleMania 38
During an episode of his 83 Weeks podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff gave his thoughts on WrestleMania 38 and Stone Cold Steve Austin’s 1st match in 19 years.
Below are the highlights:
On Stone Cold’s return:
“To see Steve in there doing what Steve is great at doing. And even beyond that, forget the fact that me and Steve are friends, we’ve spent a lot of time in the industry together, we’re peers in that era if you want to put it that way.
Forget about all of that, the crowd reaction. It was awesome man, it was just awesome. I came home, I got back in time and I picked up right when the Pat McAfee, Vince McMahon stuff.
I don’t know man, I can’t say enough good things about it, it was so much fun.
I think for me WrestleMania is all about the emotion and WWE did a fantastic job of balancing nostalgia with what’s going on today, the hot story, and the hot matchup.
Obviously, Brock with Roman was great, Rousey with Charlotte Flair was fantastic. There were so many great things but such a well-balanced presentation.”
On Vince McMahon botching the Stunner:
“I know people are going to be laughing about the Stunner and whatever but come on man. You pay money to be entertained and having fun is a part of that. That whole segment was nothing but fun.
Yeah, the Stunner looked horrible and I would imagine Vince is very angry with himself but hopefully, he gives himself a break because he entertained the hell out of me and a lot of people man.
Hats off to Vince, the entire team, and so many people. What an incredible event, in many ways, I think it’s one of my favorite WrestleManias in a long time.”
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) April 4, 2022
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 9, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Big John Studd vs. Greg Winston
– Ivan Koloff vs. Barry Hart
– Sonny Boy Hayes vs. Butch Cassidy
– Jimmy Snuka vs. BB Coleman
– Iron Mike Sharpe vs. Mac Rivera
– SD Jones vs. Bobby Golden