• Jim Ross On Who’s The Worst-Booked WWE Star Ever
On an episode of his weekly ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, former WWF/WWE play-by-play commentator Jim Ross said that The Big Show (Paul Wight) is one of the worst-booked WWE Superstars of all time in his opinion.
Here’s what the 2007 WWE Hall of Famer said:
“You can’t overexpose an attraction because guess what? They cease being an attraction. They’re not new, they’re not fresh, they’re not different, they’re not eye-opening. I just think that Big Show was one of the most ill-booked talents, on that level, that we ever had.”
In 2021, during an interview with Inside The Ropes, The Big Show revealed that his record amount of heel & babyface turns during his 1999-2021 WWF/WWE run was super frustrating to him.
Here’s what the former WWF Champion had to say:
“I think it’s super frustrating. One of the things that turning did is made it hard for me to develop a consistent identity, you know, to sell merch.
Merchandise is a huge part of our industry and you either have to have a solid run as a really dominant heel where people want to buy your stuff because you’re the anti-hero and they like it, or you need to have a solid run as a babyface where they love your stuff and everybody wants to buy it.
When you’re flip-flopping, a lot of times you’re pissing people off, you’re constantly dividing your audience.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (November 15, 1997) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1997’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Lord Steven Regal vs. Chris Adams
Juventud Guerrera vs. Billy Kidman
Barry Horowitz vs. Glacier
Norman Smiley vs. Lenny Lane
Joey Maggs vs. Horshu (Luther Reigns)
Chad Fortune vs. Saturn
Bobby Eaton vs. La Parka
Alex Wright vs. Dean Malenko
Faces Of Fear vs. Public Enemy