• “I’ll beat Gunther’s stupid a$$” – WWF Legend
During the Men’s Royal Rumble 2023 match, Intercontinental Champion Gunther set the record for the longest time spent in a 30-man Royal Rumble match: 1 hour, 11 minutes & 40 seconds.
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T was a surprise entrant in this match.
He entered the match at #21, delivered a few of his signature kicks, hit Finn Balor with The Book End, did the Spinarooine, and was eliminated by Intercontinental Champion Gunther.
Booker didn’t eliminate anyone and only lasted 42 seconds in the match.
On his podcast, Booker T addressed some of the comments fans made about his short appearance in the match.
The WCW Legend said he’d rather job to Gunther than Gunther job to him:
“Gunther did an awesome job making history as well. That guy is going to be a major, major player here for WWE for a long time. It was my honor to do the favor for him.
I see people, like stupid people, saying, ‘Booker got jobbed out.’ Let me just say this. I want to say this publicly just so everybody can hear.
I would rather be jobbed out by Gunther than Gunther be jobbed out by me any day of the week.”
After reading this, a fan tweeted:
“Take notes Jericho.”
Chris Jericho replied:
“Sorry, I don’t do jobs. I’ll beat Gunther’s stupid a$$.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 5, 2001) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 2001, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo, Mississippi and featured matches, interviews & segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl Revenge’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Scott Steiner vs. Jung Dragons
US Title: Rick Steiner vs. Shane Douglas
Scott Steiner vs. Diamond Dallas Page
El Nino (Rey Misterio Jr.) vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Sean O’Haire & Palumbo vs. Lance Storm & Mike Awesome
Buff Bagwell vs. Brian Adams
Scott Steiner vs. Kevin Nash & Rick Steiner