• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 15, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Marc Mero vs. Leif Cassidy
2. Steve Austin vs. Bart Gunn
3. Goldust vs. Savio Vega
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• Kofi Kingston Reacts To Billy Graham Saying He Should Do Steroids
At WrestleMania 35, Kofi Kingston defeated Daniel Bryan to become the new WWE Champion.
WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham had the following to say regarding this on Facebook:
“Kofi Kingston…. My Advice
I am sure Vince will sit Kofi down and say, ” Now Kofi, you listen to every word the Superstar has to say about your run as the first African born WWE World Heavyweight Champion.”
Congratulations to Kofi for winning the most important Title in pro wrestling history….sorry you NWA guys…. Notice the word ” Heavyweight ” in his Title…so my man, I urge you to start doing some steroids and add about 50 pounds of solid muscle to your championship body.
Vince wont care, honestly. Actually he would be quite pleased with the muscular transformation, as I predict that you young man will have the longest run as WWE champ in modern-day history.
Then in just a short time while you are red hot and the fans are celebrating your win, your 2 former partners in crime, E and Woods get jealous and turn on you. In my day there would be some blood in that double cross on you but God forbid….not now.
You then have Daniel Bryan for rematches and your two former partners as opponents. The final suggestion, is to get all of my promo material together that you can find in the WWE’s vast library and study my promos. You must be an entertainer as well as a wrestler my man and best of luck with your run !!! S.B.G.”
Graham got a lot of negative reaction from the fans for his comments (as usual) and this led to Graham making the following two posts:
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston
“Now fans, I don’t follow the WWE that close. I just look at some photos and read some reporting. But I honestly can’t remember the combination of fans who hate, and fans who love, the new WWE champ Mr. Kingston. Also, I can’t recall such a negative reaction to my suggestion of Kofi doing some roids to add some much needed lean muscle mass.
My honesty has been blasted around the various wrestling sites by fans that are outraged that I would suggest such a taboo supplement that Brock Lesner uses whenever he chooses. Also, that my favorite WWE champ HHH had to use to get back in such excellent condition that we saw at mania….after pulling a pectoral tendon last year in Saudi Arabia. As many of you intelligent fans have pointed out, there is the word “Heavyweight” in the title that Kofi now has.
He does not look like a heavyweight in the photo below in his RAW match against Seth Rollins from last night, 4/8/2019. I didn’t notice any arguments against my suggestion he get as far away as possible from the comedy and humor of the New Day and have them turn on him, with a blade job thrown in to get some real heat. Most fans are predicting a 6 month run for Kofi as WWE Champ at the most. With Vince in his constant state of micro-managing every word on those scripted promos, and evidently Kofi’s lack of promo skill (I have never heard him cut a promo so I can’t comment) Vince could take that WWE Belt off him next week. So. to you fans who knock me and think I am an old bitter man for my views, go F*** yourself. I will say what I think is best on my Facebook. Peace, S.B.G.”
Steroid ” Kofi ” Hysteria
“OK fans, I hope someone can get a message to Kofi that me, Superstar Billy Graham, has him all over his FB and that he is causing pure pandemonium…Now lets hope he can match my MSG sell outs, I had about 21 sell outs according to Dave Meltzer. By the way folks, at the time those sell outs were 22,000 fans and on most occasions 5,000 fans in the Felt Forum under the main floor.
So, let me address a few concerns some fans have about my advice to have Kofi bulk up a bit by using some steroids. Please notice that I urged Kofi to use some steroids …….but never told him to ABUSE them like I did. Please notice the two WWE greats in the photos below. Cena, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion appears to me to very massive…..you think he might have been a little juiced in this photo ??? Of course …BUT…. no one is complaining about Vince’s golden boy being all roided up…or did you good folks simply forget ??? And Mr. Dave Batista posing with me backstage here in Phoenix. Ya think ol Dave might be on a little juice in this shot ??? No one is complaining here again….ya all just forgot didn’t you ???
A fan brought up Chris Masters; well add Bobby Lashley to that list of guys with muscular bodies that didn’t draw. Why ??? Zero F-ing charisma for both of those names that’s why. There are way to many comments for me to respond to as it’s Spring Break and I could use a break from all of this insanity.
I just remember when I beat Bruno for the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship Title, I had to fight my way back to the locker room. I got spit on, pissed on, crapped on, hit with chairs, kicked, punched, beer thrown in my face, screamed at and called every foul obscene name you can think of. What did we see last night on Smackdown 4/9/2019 – the ring with a rainbow of balloons of all colors over it, a pile of pancakes piled up in each corner on the ring posts, and little toy cartoon graphics. With the Big E declaring, ” There will be no comedy tonight ” and Kofi thanking everyone and mentioning his lovely wife and children standing ringside.
Grant Heller has it right when he said…” It’s the era of the small man ” well I thank God above I was there during the era of the big man…because I want no part of this comedy act that is coming. S.B.G.”
During a recent interview with Newsweek, Kingston was asked what he thinks about Graham’s opinion and below is what Kofi said:
“I’ve heard a few things through the grapevine. Honestly, I haven’t seen them myself. People can say whatever they want. But as long as they turn on the television, they will see me as champion.
That’s really all that matters. And I don’t have a comment about people’s opinions. People are entitled to their own opinion as far as what a WWE Champion should be, but the fact is that I am WWE Champion and that’s a fact. It is what it is.”