• “I don’t like it when a guy goes to the ring and doesn’t sell sh*t” – WWF Legend On Shawn Michaels
On a the latest episode of his weekly ‘The Snake Pit’ podcast, WWF Legend Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts spoke about Shawn Michaels and criticized The Heartbreak Kid for not selling the moves of his opponents back in the day.
Here’s what Jake said about Shawn:
“I knew the kid was gonna make it. I didn’t know he would make it to where he did. I don’t think anybody could have (predicted that).
That was just a one-in-a-million shot that he would ever get that kind of push, but he got it for whatever reason.
He was excellent, no doubt about that, but I don’t know. I don’t like it when a guy goes to the ring and doesn’t sell sh*t.”
HBK usually gets blamed for ‘overselling’ his opponents, but this must be the first time that anyone claimed he did the exact opposite (no-selling his opponents).
Jake Roberts & Shawn Michaels worked together on the WWF Roster at the same time (though never feuded against each other or worked as a tag team) between 1988 and 1992 and again in 1996 and early 1997.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 26, 1997) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 13: Final Four’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Fatal 4-Way match: Farooq & Crush vs. Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon vs. Henry & Phinneas Godwinn vs. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith
Ahmed Johnson vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley