• “I knew that was going to be a bad decision right away” – The Undertaker On Vader Getting Physical With A Reporter In Kuwait
In 1997, Vader was arrested in Kuwait for grabbing a TV reporter when the reporter said WWF is fake.
During an interview with SHAK Wrestling, The Undertaker (who was also a part of this interview segment in Kuwait and was the WWF Champion at the time) revealed his reaction to the whole situation.
Below is what The Lord Of Darkness said:
“If it had happened over here, I think I would have been a little more aggressive. But I am trying to think, I think we might have been Kuwait. We were over there in the Middle East. I am just sitting there thinking, I’ve got my shades on. And I’m sitting there with the belt, and Vader, I could see it.
I could see it coming long before it ever happened, I am thinking to myself, ‘don’t do it Leon, don’t do it, he’s doing it, this is not going to be good.’
You don’t know when you’re in a foreign country what the ramification of putting your hands on somebody else is, right? You just don’t know, so you don’t put yourself in that situation.
I appreciate Leon, the fact that he was protecting his business. But there is a time when you have to be a little bit more vague. And you can say things a little differently.
But when you start putting your hands on people, it hadn’t turned out well for many people that decided to slap a reporter or grab somebody because they mark on your business.
I remember them whisking me out. When everything broke down, I remember Jerry Brisco grabbing me and like, ‘let’s get in a car, we’re getting out of here.’ I look back and I see Leon like, ‘Take, what do I do?’ I was like, ‘I’ll see you at the hotel, brother.’ Because I am getting pulled, I am physically getting pulled to get into the car before everyone gets arrested. We just didn’t know.
I knew that was going to be a bad decision right away and it was. He didn’t leave with us, he had to stay there for a week or so after we all left.”
You can watch this incident below:
#OnThisDay in 1997: Leon White, aka Vader, is detained in Kuwait after he attacks Bossam Al Otham, the host of Good Morning Kuwait.
The arrest comes after White took offense to Otham's questions about the legitimacy of wrestling, then assaulted the host & trashed the set. pic.twitter.com/hDyjpDcRAS
— Allan (@allan_cheapshot) April 11, 2020
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 31, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– K-Kwik vs. Funaki
– Billy Gunn vs. Larry Destiny
– Perry Saturn & Dean Malenko vs. Rudy Rudd and Mark Bernaducci
– Essa Rios vs. Ken Anderson (Mr. Kennedy)