• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 22, 1990) – WCW PRO
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW WrestleWar 1991’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Big Cat vs. Scott Sandlain
– WCW This week
– Lex Luger vs. Bill Irwin
– Starrcade 90 report
– The Nasty Boys vs. Jamie McKinnon & John Douglas
– The Steiner Brothers Promo
– Rip Rogers vs. Terry Taylor
– Doom vs. Phillip Parrish & Scotty Williams
• Indy Wrestler Suffers Cracked Skull & Permanent Hearing Loss In One Ear After A Botched 450 Splash (Video)
Indy wrestler Shawn Phoenix almost lost his life after a very dangerous spot during a match went wrong.
He was going for a 450 Splash from the top turnbuckle to the outside on a Table, but he landed a little too far as his feet landed on the Table and his head bounced off the concrete floor.
You can watch this below:
Phoenix, who has now been a wrestler for 3 years, suffered a cracked skull and permanent hearing loss in his left ear.
Below is what Phoenix said about this incident:
“I am an adrenaline junkie, unfortunately, it didn’t work out the way I wanted to. I only remember being on the top rope, then waking up on the floor. Imagine the worst headache you’ve ever had. Then imagine getting hit in the head with a baseball bat with said headache every time someone spoke or I looked at the lights.”
Phoenix issued the following statement to Wrestlinginc:
“I suffered a life changing injury on October 6th, I didn’t know if I was going to live or die, but I survived..and the first night in the hospital my mind was thinking ‘how can I turn this into a positive’ I am OKAY.
I am VERY lucky to be okay..but I hope this video is a wake-up call to other wrestlers..the risks are very, very real. If ONE wrestler uses this video to second guess the danger of a situation and we can prevent it, then this accident was worth it.”
Below are Phoenix’s recent tweets regarding this incident:
Broke my skull, was bleeding from my brain…but I was released from the hospital in six days. I'm unbreakable.
— Shawn Phoenix (@xShawnXphoenix) December 19, 2018
Hopefully they see my mistake and that doesn't happen! https://t.co/C7J1ZUkRJq
— Shawn Phoenix (@xShawnXphoenix) December 20, 2018