• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 10, 1993) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Beach Blast 1993” PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Lord Steven Regal vs. Chris Sullivan
Interview: Lord Steven Regal & Sir William
WCW Magazine – Interview: Hollywood Blondes
Feature – Catherine White in Cleveland with “Colette & Dewey” & Cactus Jack
Jim Neidhart vs. Todd Zane
Beach Blast Control Center
Sid Vicious vs. Warren Quinn
Interview: Sid Vicious & Col. Rob Parker
Flair For The Gold: Paul Orndorff
WCW Magazine – Interview: Ravishing Rick Rude
Big Van Vader vs. British Bulldog
• NXT Wrestler Wants To Face Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania, Says Figures Like Lesnar Are Important In The Wrestling Business
While speaking on The Gorilla Position podcast, WWE NXT wrestler Karrion Kross discussed his time on the black and gold brand so far. He also revealed his dream opponent at WrestleMania.
Below are the highlights:
On if being on NXT has matched his expectations:
“It has exceeded my expectations in terms of flexibility and creativity.”
On when he realized he wanted to become a wrestler:
“I think this has always been my passion. One of the first memories I have, at all, is Ultimate Warrior beating Hulk Hogan. I remember seeing that as a little kid and I always gravitate back to that as an interest that I wanted to do.”
On who helped in creating his entrance and how much work it took:
“I would say that was collaborative. I don’t think we would have been able to create that sort of entrance anywhere else. I think that the lighting people are to thank, the graphics people are to thank as well as all the producers and agents. Scarlett and I were involved with the entire process all the way from beginning to end which we loved. We never shied away from any hard work or being accountable for anything creatively that we are doing. We like that style. We like the on the ground level creating that type of stuff and we were part of the whole process. We felt we were on to something right off the bat.”
Kross revealed that someone took him under their wing in NXT, but he refused to name them. When asked about the reason, he said:
“I will admit that I am very old fashioned. This is the way I came up. These are the people I came up around and I try to preserve that. Not to be difficult, but I think there is a time and place for all things to be revealed on that front and I think everyone will appreciate that I didn’t let the whole story out.”
On NXT talents being ruined on the WWE main roster:
“I can tell you Scarlett and I are very happy at NXT. We feel like all the things we personally wanted to do, we are doing. Aside from that, my personal interest professionally, we are checking all the boxes. What we need to contribute in terms of character presentation I see we are able to do there and there’s no issues. Not to say there would be issues anywhere else. We are enjoying this entire process so we don’t necessarily focus on what’s going on anywhere else. We are given a direction to go in and then we create. That’s pretty much what we focus on. With the time allotted, we want to engage the viewer as much as humanly possible and that’s where our focus is generally at.”
On his dream WrestleMania match:
“I would say Brock Lesnar. The measuring stick, it depends on the context. The way you would draw up what the measuring stick looks like might be different than the way someone else does, right? For me, the measuring stick would essentially be who can draw the most into a building and who can draw the most attention.
I think that he is a guy that transcended sports entertainment. He is in mainstream entertainment. I think that figures like that in our business are pretty important. We always need new fans. We always want to create new fans.
I think there are people who can engage the hardcore fans non-stop, easily, no problem, the purists I guess you can say. Then there are people that have a mainstream entertainment appeal. I respectfully don’t know, in my opinion, if he would be the measuring stick as much as The Rock would be the measuring stick. I say that because in terms of generating attention and interest, I think he is the highest paid actor in Hollywood. He came from here. If someone wants to emulate the absolute most success they can find in this business, I would say The Rock is the guy.”
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