• “I think we both assumed that eventually it was going to happen” – RAW Star On Facing Triple H
During an interview with talkSPORT, former Universal Champion Kevin Owens talked about Triple H being forced to retire due to his heart issue.
Owens noted that he wanted to face Triple H in a match, and The Game wanted it too, but it never happened.
Below is what Kevin said:
“I think I echo what everyone has said. It’s very unfortunate in the way he didn’t get to retire in the ring, but he made the right decision for himself and his family. So that’s the right decision, it’s a good decision.
Selfishly, I wish I would’ve had the chance to wrestle him and he & I talked about that before. I think we both assumed that eventually it was going to happen. It won’t be able to happen but in the grand scheme of things, who cares, ya know?
Seeing him yesterday was so great. Seeing him around after a few months of not seeing when he used to be everywhere all the time, and he looked amazing, sounded amazing, it was great. Because that dude has done so much for so many people in this industry.”
Triple H officially ended his in-ring career by placing his wrestling boots in the ring at WrestleMania 38.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 19, 1997) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1997 PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Steven Regal vs. Prince Iaukea
– Masahiro Chono vs. David Taylor
– Scotty Riggs vs. Michael Wallstreet
– The Steiner Brothers vs. Jeff Jarrett & Steve McMichael
– Ric Flair vs. Syxx