• “Is that the last time I’m ever going to see Vince McMahon?” – Top WWE Star
During an interview with BT Sport, former WWE Champion Seth Rollins was asked about his reaction to Vince McMahon’s retirement.
Rollins said he heading to a WWE Live Event when he read the news and was completely shocked.
Below is what he said:
“I was just, I couldn’t believe it. It is one of those things that you will never forget. I was at the airport, we were heading out to a live event. We were flying out on a Friday.
The thing went out at like 3 o’clock central and so I got the text. I was coming through the security line and I got the text ‘check your app for a note from the chairman’.
I click it and sure enough, he just was retired. I was like (shocked face), and Becky (Lynch) was with Rue looking at a statue of a deer at the airport in Iowa. She was looking at the deer statue and I was like, she just saw my face from a distance and she’s like ‘what’s wrong?’.
I’m like, ‘did you get the text?’ and she’s like ‘no, what?’. I had her look at it and she was like ‘oh my God.’ I think both of us were just like ‘what?’. I always thought, you know Vince is older, so I thought at some point in my tenure in WWE as I intend to be here for quite a long time, he would retire, be forced out, die on the job, who knows.
But when it happened, it was so abrupt, I was not prepared. Emotionally, it got me emotional because I love Vince. He’s been like a father figure to me over the past 10 years. He’s someone that his approval means a lot to me.
So I kind of was just like wow, is that the last time I’m ever going to see Vince? Am I ever going to see him again?
When you have such a close relationship with someone, ups and downs, it just felt like I was losing a friend, and losing a mentor. I didn’t know whether to be excited or not. It kind of felt inappropriate to be excited about something like that.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (October 3, 1998) – Memphis Power Pro Wrestling
On this day in 1998, ‘Memphis Power Pro Wrestling’ aired an episode of their weekly TV show.
This promotion was the official successor of the USWA (fka CWA) in Memphis, and also functioned as a developmental promotion for the World Wrestling Federation.
The card can be found below:
Kid Wicked, Ashley Hudson, Bulldog Raines, Billy Joe Travis & Rex King vs. Bill Dundee, Yellow Jacket, Lance Jade, Derrick King & Blade
Streak vs. Tom Prichard
Jerry Lawler vs. Giant Silva (Hawk & Sid come in)