• “I walked away from a lot of money” – WCW Legend On Joining The WWF
WCW Legend Booker T recently gave Yahoo Sports an interview about his A&E documentary and was asked what it felt like joining the World Wrestling Federation after Vince McMahon bought World Championship Wrestling in March of 2001.
Here’s what the 5 time WCW World Heavyweight Champion replied:
“I never looked at it like that. I left all of my accolades that I had accomplished in WCW behind when I came over to the WWF. I knew that I had to make it in the locker room if I ever would have had a chance to make it in the ring.
I went in humble and just like in WCW, I was going to put my hard hat on, go to work and prove how good I was in the ring, on promos, no matter what was thrown at me.
I was willing to bet on myself as well. I walked away from a lot of money, still having a contract with WCW. Thank God it all worked out for me.”
He was then asked about the legendary Supermarket brawl with Stone Cold Steve Austin on an episode of SmackDown.
Here’s what Booker T said:
“There was definitely improvisation with that. Stone Cold had no script, I had no script and we were just there to entertain fans.
We didn’t know that it would eventually go down as one of our greatest moments outside of anything that we did in the ring.
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin is a pretty tough guy, I’m a pretty tough guy and we find ourselves fighting in the middle of a grocery store.
To this day, Bakersfield, California and the Green Frog Market live in infamy because of Stone Cold Steve Austin and Booker T coming through and wrecking it.
It was a great night.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 9, 1992) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW WrestleWar 1992’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Tom Zenk vs. Bob Cook
Nikita Koloff vs. Mr. Hughes
Vinnie Vegas vs. Scrub
Diamond Studd vs. Rob Campbell
Brad Armstrong vs. Scotty Flamingo
Barry Windham vs. Steve Austin