• Jim Ross Reveals Which WCW Superstar Vince McMahon Wanted In The WWF After March 2001
On the latest episode of his weekly ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, Jim Ross focused on the World Wrestling Federation purchasing World Championship Wrestling in March 2001.
While several WCW Wrestlers were free to jump ship, quite a few other Stars had guaranteed contracts with AOL Time Warner, that were still paying them for plenty more months (to sit at home) after WCW was already sold to Vince McMahon.
Below are the highlights from the podcast:
About Rey Mysterio:
“You’re getting paid more guaranteed from WCW than I can offer you. We had a long talk, he came up to me to see me and that’s what I told him.
I’m going to sign you, I’m going to pay you fairly, you’re going to make so much more money than you’re guaranteed that this won’t even be a relevant conversation in a year.
But, of course, how do they believe me? Rey never worked with me before.
I was very honest about it, in other words if you get a better deal in Japan and it fits your schedule and you like it, then I can’t match the WCW dollar.
I can earn you more than you ever earned in WCW because here you’re not on salary.”
On who Vince McMahon was most interested in:
“He was very interested in Goldberg. I don’t think he was not interested in any of those stars like Flair, Hogan, Sting, Nash, Scott Hall, he was just more invested in some others than not.
If I had to say one guy, for me the one guy would’ve been Sting followed by Goldberg, for Vince it was Goldberg then Sting later on. I’m assuming this is somewhat accurate.
Here’s a bunch of guys that we’re going to bring and we know their motivation is to get a job to get paid, how many of them really want to be here?
How many of them aren’t burnt out? How many of them are ready to regroup, hit the restart button.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 9, 2020) – Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Passed Away
On this day in 2020, we lost Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Little Richard (Real name: Richard Penniman) due to bone cancer.
Old School Rock and Roll fans certainly remember his famous songs, like “Long Tall Sally”, “Lucille”, “Keep A Knockin’ and “Tutti Frutti”, that made Little Richard a huge Legend in the music business.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ended up singing “America the Beautiful” at the beginning of the WWF WrestleMania X pay-per-view on March 20, 1994, which is what most Old School 90s Wrestling fans remember about him.
† REST IN PEACE LITTLE RICHARD
December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020