• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (July 3, 1993) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Huntington, West Virginia and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Marty Jannetty vs. Tom Stone
2. Lex Luger vs. Rich Myers
3. Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Barry Horowitz & Brian Costello
4. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rudi Gonzalez
5. Adam Bomb vs. Jay Sledge
• Mark Henry Recalls WWE Hall Of Famer Beating The Crap Out Of Ahmed Johnson
During a recent appearance on the Stone Cold Podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry recalled fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons (a.k.a Faarooq) beating the crap out of Ahmed Johnson.
Below is what Henry said:
“The only time I’ve ever seen [someone mess with Ron Simmons] in real 3D was dumba$$ Ahmed Johnson out of all people in the world to pick a beef with. He kicked Ron and lacerated Ron’s liver and Ron was out for about 9 months.
I’m thinking the whole time, ‘When Ron comes back, I feel bad for [Ahmed Johnson] because he gave him his body and he kicked him as hard as I’ve ever seen a human being kick.’
Teddy Long was driving the car with me and he said, ‘You know, Ron Simmons is coming back next week.’ I said, ‘That’s cool.’ And he said, ‘No, you’re not listening, this is between me and you. I live in Atlanta and I talk with Ron all the time. Ron is pissed. and he said when he comes back, he’s going to hurt this dude…don’t be around him cause he got heat.’
So, they get back and I remember the first time I saw Ron [since the injury], he walked right by me like I wasn’t there. Someone went and sat next to him and he grabbed all his stuff in a huff and moved it over to an area where he was by himself and that was so unlike Ron.
He was so angry being back in the arena knowing that Ahmed was coming. He was mentally preparing himself for what was about to happen. I remember looking at the card and it was Ron Simmons vs. Ahmed Johnson and I went, ‘Holy cow!’.
It was a sell-out. This is not when you sell all the tickets in the arena but when all the boys are peaking through the curtain because they want to watch what’s going to happen with their real eyes rather than watching on a monitor or in Gorilla position.
It was not a lock up. It was a mauling. Ron ran through him. His back hit the ground. Ron stomped on his stomach and when he rolled over and tried to get up, Ron kicked him in the ribs and broke three of his ribs.
It was like watching a tiger or a lion attack some helpless animal in the wild. And Ron pinned him. Ahmed Johnson was over as hell during that time. Six months later, done. He got killed off in one night.
That night that Ron came back and whipped his a$$, his run was over. He was never the same. He had to leave. He couldn’t be there anymore. Ron ran him out of the business. And his life of crime started.
He wasn’t a good enough wrestler to go to WCW and be a player. People carried him his whole career.”