• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 29, 1982) – WCCW TV
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 29, 1982, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several WCCW Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– “Wild” Bill Irwin vs. Ken Mantell
– Kim Duk vs. Magic Dragon
– Al Madril vs. The Great Kabuki
– Bugsy McGraw vs. Tom Shaft
– Kerry Von Erich vs. King Kong Bundy
• Jon Moxley Says He Almost Walked Out Of WWE Because He Got Depressed Working There
During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, AEW wrestler Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose In WWE) talked about a backstage WWE promo segment where he took a series of inoculations while being a heel.
Moxley noted that he almost walked out on WWE due to that segment.
Below is what Moxley said:
“So Vince anticipated that I was gonna come storming into his office and go ‘Why am I doing all this prop comedy all the time?’ Because I’d been having the same argument with him for like a year now.
I had a feeling in my head that this was the last time I had to say this to [Vince McMahon] and I had to say this to him a bunch of times. ‘I’m the best man for the job because like I always do when you throw me these crazy curve balls I pull this stuff off if I can. So I’m gonna do what I always do and I’m gonna give this my absolute best effort to make this good. If anybody can, It’s me’ and I kinda knew that this was the last time I’d have to say this to him.
He’s like ‘I know you will now get outta here ya scamp.’ So we go do the thing, it’s awful you know I can’t save it, you know? We were able to pre-tape it. It got green lit by Vince. Everyone’s high-fiving they’re like ‘Vince LOVED it’ I’m like ‘Great.’
So I was able to get out that night. I couldn’t have gotten out of that building faster. Earlier in the day I was like, ‘I gotta walk out.’ I remember having a feeling of dizziness like a weird pit of my stomach dizziness and I remember talking to some of my friends like ‘I can’t work here, what is this? What are they doing? It’s so embarrassing.’ Like, actual dizziness. It’s like I can’t believe this is happening.
So I bolt out of there and I go to the airport and I sit down at the bar in the airport and it’s just like I’m so depressed. Because I was like that might be the thing.”