• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 9, 1996) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Huntington, West Virginia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 12’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Justin Bradshaw vs. Fatu
– Justin Bradshaw vs. Scott D’Amore
– Ahmed Johnson vs. Gary Scott
– Davey Boy Smith vs. David Haskins
– Yokozuna vs. Reginald Walker, Mark Kyle & Denny Parton
– WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals: Razor Ramon & Savio Vega vs. Tatanka & The 1-2-3 Kid
WATCH: The Undertaker & Kane Get Emotional After WWE Crown Jewel Match:
• Jim Ross On WWE Possibly Being Upset With The Undertaker, How Undertaker Has Helped Starrcast 2
During a recent edition of the Jim Ross Report, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and Starrcast owner Conrad Thompson talked about The Undertaker appearing at Starrcast 2 during All Elite Wrestling’s Double Or Nothing weekend.
Below is what Good Ol’ JR said about this:
“They’re not happy in the front office, apparently. How mad can you get at The Undertaker? And secondly, you’ve got a 50 year-old guy with young children, a son in college. His track record with marriages is much like mine. It takes a while sometimes to find the right one and he has.
But he has got to make a living and if he’s at a point age-wise where WWE doesn’t want to use him in the ring, or if he doesn’t feel good to compete in the ring, and you want to keep him around, then you’ve got to pay him something! But you might not pay him the same if you can’t get the one, two, three matches a year out of him.”
On the other hand, Conrad talked about how much publicity Starrcast 2 has got because of The Undertaker:
“It’s no secret that Undertaker started to promote himself as being available for appearances and somebody even started to report what they suspected what his rates would be based on an hourly rate.
I already had a deal in place by that time. But yeah, I was sort of shocked when I learned he was available for stuff like that. I assumed he would be a big part of WrestleMania and a big part of the very closely guarded group and not sort of able to freelance a little bit like Ric Flair and some other guys have been over the years. And to my surprise, we were able to put together a deal with Taker’s management team and we’re super excited to have him.
I understand how that got people talking. The publicity alone when we announced, or when we had Sports Illustrated announce that he was coming, I mean it was a worthwhile investment just for all the attention it brought our convention just because he hasn’t done anything like this before.”