– “It made money, it didn’t flop necessarily” – The Hurricane On The Invasion Storyline
During a recent appearance on Pancakes and Powerslams Show, WWE & WCW Veteran The Hurricane talked about his time in WCW, the Invasion storyline & more. Below are the highlights:
On his time in WCW:
“Keep in mind that I am probably a little more positive than 95% in this business. I can be annoyingly positive, but anything that was bad I didn’t focus on it as much. I had a great time there in terms of exposure to the world my time in WCW did. I just took that opportunity and ran with it, and had a great time.
Any of the bad stuff that you might hear the guys talking about I just didn’t pay any attention to it. I wasn’t part of any of the corporate decision making meetings, so there wasn’t anything for me to really worry about with what was going on behind the scenes. The only thing I was able to control was what I was doing inside the ring. That was the only thing I was able to focus on.”
On why the original Invasion storyline flopped:
“It made money, it didn’t flop necessarily. Could it have done a lot better with the top stars coming in? Absolutely! We didn’t bring the varsity team. We didn’t bring the true power like the nWo right away. The first thing was Lance Storm coming in, and then Booker T coming in, and of course they were two top talents, but they weren’t the top guys in WCW at the time.
It wasn’t Goldberg, it wasn’t Sting, and that was what you needed in terms of when we are going head to head you bring your heavy hitters. I always tell people that, just like the Super Bowl, but if your starting lineup doesn’t show up you have to bring in the second string.
There were still a lot of good moments that came out of that, and it gave a lot of talents the chance to show themselves to the WWF audience, because the WWF audience doesn’t know who the heck ‘Sugar’ Shane was, so it gave me an opportunity.
I also want to point of to, that the top WWF stars at the time; Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Kurt Angle all these guys; WWF’s top guys had it going on, they were able to talk and work, and especially during that time they were outworking the top guys of WCW.”
– German Old School Wrestler Passes Away
European Old School Veteran “The Big German“ Eddy Steinblock passed away earlier today at the age of 61.
Steinblock was a major name in Otto Wanz’ CWA Catch Wrestling Association, at that point Europe’s biggest & most successful promotion, during the 80s & 90s, but wasn’t retired yet, so he still wrestled in 2017.
Rest In Peace Eddy Steinblock
December 16, 1955 – November 9, 2017
– Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
WWF Attitude Era Legend “Y2J” Chris Jericho celebrates his 47th birthday today.
After wrestling for ECW, SMW & Japan, Jericho finally made it to the big leagues when he joined WCW in 1996 and later jumped ship to the World Wrestling Federation in 1999.
Jericho is currently not under WWE contract, but is scheduled to wrestle Kenny Omega at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in January 2018.
Happy Birthday “Y2J” Chris Jericho!