• “I’ll only be used to get over NXT talent. That was said to my face” – Big Show
During a recent appearance on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, new AEW Superstar “The Big Show” Paul Wight talked about leaving WWE due to creative differences.
Big Show revealed that he was told he’ll never main event any major show again and will ONLY be used to put over up-and-coming wrestlers from NXT.
Here’s what Wight said:
“I got the speech 5 years ago which was a pretty bad speech. I got called into a Talent Relations office and got told that I will never main event a WrestleMania again, I will never main event a pay-per-view again, and I’ll only be used to get over NXT talent. That was said to my face. There’s your f**king inspiration, now go work hurt.
Vince didn’t say that to me, it wasn’t him. But nothing gets said to you without…you know, you know where it comes from. So it hurt a little bit, I was like, ‘Really? That’s where we’re at’. Because they had to think about the future. And then I got into shape and had the abs.
I made the joke to Vince, ‘When I used to chainsmoke two packs of cigarettes a day and drank Jack Daniel’s like water and weighed 500 pounds, I was a f**king World Champion. I got abs and I can’t get a f**king match (laughs).”
After Night 2 of WrestleMania 36 went off the air, Big Show came out to challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship in a WrestleMania dark match and lost. This match aired on RAW the next night.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 12, 1994) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Tatanka vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
– Men on a Mission vs. Todd Mata & Jim Massenger
– Shawn Michaels vs. Mike Moraldo
– Earthquake vs. Bastion Booger
– Owen Hart vs. Ben Jordan