• Jimmy Hart On Which Current WWE Superstar Has “It”
During recent interview with WrestlingInc, Old School WWF Manager ‘The Mouth of the South’ Jimmy Hart talked about various topics, including WWF/WWE’s past and present top guys, that were considered the face of the company.
Below are the highlights:
On John Cena:
“I love John, and I’ll tell you why. Back when he was running, you know, before he started doing all the movies, [he was] 7 days a week. You’d see him on everything! He didn’t take any time off, you almost have to really do that.”
On a past conversation with Vince McMahon about what Vince wants in the face of his company:
“Vince McMahon years and years and years ago in Poughkeepsie, New York said to me, ‘Jimmy, I’m looking for my next big attraction. Someone that can walk through any airport in the world, and even a casual wrestling fan will recognize him’. He specifically wanted a casual to recognize him, one that rarely watches TV.
‘Then, I can take him on the Today Show, the Tonight Show, and they can hold their own with a host about anything the host wants to talk about and not embarrass the company. Then, I can take him and give him about a three or four months’ push on TV and they can make me a million dollars worth of merchandise.’”
On his own WWF/WWE Mount Rushmore:
“Hulk had it. Rock had it. Stone Cold had it. John Cena had it. Who do you see has it now?”
On Roman Reigns having ‘It’:
“I think you got a home run right there.”
On SummerSlam 1992 in the UK:
“Wembley Stadium was so different back then, but of course it was different times. Ticket prices weren’t as high back then as they are now. Of course social media’s so big right now, there’s a lot of ways you could promote it and get people to see it on TV. WWE has always done such a super job.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 29, 1992) – WCW Power Hour
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.
The match-card can be found below:
– Z Man vs. Tracy Smothers
– Johnny B Badd vs. Joe Cazanna
– Barry Windham/Dustin Rhodes vs. Dick Slater/Greg valentine *JIP*
– The Barbarian/Dan Spivey vs. Scrubs
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Steve Austin