• “I’m not too sure if it had to do with the Benoit stigma” – Rick Victor On WWE Not Mentioning His Hart Dungeon Training
During a recent episode of The Two Man Power Trip podcast, former WWE wrestler Rick Victor claimed that WWE did not allow the commentators to mention his Hart Dungeon training background.
Here’s what he had to say:
“When I got to WWE, they told me I wasn’t really allowed to say it. I’m not too sure if it had to do with the Benoit stigma or whatever it was, but we used to always pitch it. Like, this is one of my things because that’s a thing in wrestling.
Everybody else that came from the Dungeon, it was a given that if you hear somebody is from Calgary and you’re like, ‘That guy can work. That guy is going to be a good wrestler.’ When I got to FCW, they were like, ‘Nope, we’re not letting you say that anymore.’
I think even (William) Regal said it one time on NXT and they told him to quit saying it. I never got a definitive answer as to why. They just told me to drop it, and I said fine.”
“The Hart Brothers” Ross Hart & Bruce Hart used to train Victor during the late 90s & early 00s, before he joined WWE’s developmental promotions in 2011 and eventually became one half of The Ascension, alongside Konnor (Conor O’Brian).
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 16, 1990) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Onondoga War Memorial in Syracuse, New York and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1991’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Rick Martel vs. Sonny Blaze
– Davey Boy Smith vs. Scott Colantonio
– Sgt. Slaughter vs. Glen Ruth
– The Mountie Interview
– Big Boss Man vs. Mike Durham
– Earthquake vs. Jim McPherson
– Mr. Perfect vs. Texas Tornado (From Superstars)
– Bushwhackers vs. Chris Duffy & Black Bart