• “I kinda felt sorry for him” – Rob Van Dam On Paul Heyman’s WWF Debut
Former WWE Champion Rob Van Dam was a guest the 90’s Wrestling podcast, where he revealed his original reaction after seeing ECW promoter Paul Heyman (aka Paul E. Dangerously) appear on World Wrestling Federation TV.
Here’s RVD’s initial reaction to Heyman’s WWF debut:
“I kinda felt – in a way I think I felt a little sorry for him because I believed that he really didn’t wanna be there and that things had come to that.
I didn’t know he was getting paid by them all along, otherwise I would have had a different perspective.
I thought this man is eating his hat as they used to say it. And I thought what other choices does he have? There’s no ECW, I didn’t know if WWF had bought WCW at that point or were purchasing it, but either way things had come to that, so I kinda felt sorry for him.
Man, he would tell us, the Paul that we knew would never do this, never do this. And there he is, and I just thought man, that just makes him like everyone else.
He needs a job, but there was a lot more going on behind the scenes than I knew.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (March 3, 1984) – NWA Maple Leaf Wrestling
On this day in 1984, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Maple Leaf Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1984 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card of the show was:
– Don Kernodle vs. Nick DeCarlo
– Johnny Weaver vs. Goldie Rogers
– *JIP* Mark Youngblood & Rufus R Jones vs. Gary Royal & Terry Gibbs
– Jimmy Valiant vs. Don Herbert
– Kabuki vs. Keith Larson
– Leo Burke vs. Joe Marcus