• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 28, 1997) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1997’ PPV, that happened later on the same day.
The card of the show can be found here:
Joey Maggs vs. Psychosis
Steve Armstrong vs. Disco Inferno
Hugh Morrus vs. Greg Valentine
Scott Norton vs. Lenny Lane
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Alex Wright
• Kane On His Christmas Creature Gimmick, How WWF Roster Made Fun Of It
During a recent interview with WBIR, WWF Legend Kane was asked about his “Christmas Creature” gimmick from USWA and if he still had that outfit.
Below is what Kane said:
“I don’t have the outfit anymore. My mom made that. It’s in the attic someplace, but I don’t know exactly. It’s somewhere at my folks’ house.”
If you have never seen this gimmick, you can check it out below:
Speaking of this Christmas Creature gimmick, Bruce Prichard revealed on his podcast how WWF roster made fun of Kane’s gimmick:
“Glenn was greener than grass. Glenn was greener than the Christmas tree outfit that he wore as the Christmas Menace, or Christmas Creature from Tennessee, which was hilarious.
Every time that picture would surface we would put it up around the dressing room for the Christmas Creature, which was a green unitard, from head to toe with a tensile and balls hanging down from it.
He was just very green. Jerry Jarrett had promoted him as the second coming of Sid Vicious. He took him in because he had a great look, but he was not ready for prime time.
We had to get him some more experience before we can get him in, but we liked the size and there was potential. Plus, he was a super nice guy. There was something there, but we didn’t have a developmental; we didn’t have a school, so we just sent him to Memphis [USWA] where he had an opportunity to work every day.
Glenn was going to be one of the knights under the mask. He didn’t become a knight because he was too green. Way too green. Not even a year in the business at the time. We brought him up there because we needed bodies, put it that way, but we just didn’t know. We didn’t know how green he was at the point.”
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