• Paul Heyman Pays Touching Tribute To New Jack
On the latest episode of WWE’s Talking Smack, Paul Heyman paid tribute to ECW Hardcore Legend New Jack, who passed away on May 14th.
Heyman was the promoter for Extreme Championship Wrestling during New Jack’s 1995-2001 run with the promotion.
Here’s what Heyman said:
“I avoid eulogies as best I can because anytime I’m faced with them, the first thing that comes to mind is, ‘Hey, this sucks,’ and there’s no good spin that I can put on it.
When I heard that New Jack had passed away, my hope was that New Jack had turned to his wife and said, ‘Hey, I’d like to read my own obituary. Call a bunch of people, and tell them that I died. And then everybody’s gonna make a big fuss about it. And I’ll read about my whole life’.
And then, at some point this weekend, they’d sell a bunch of t-shirts, and he’d sit there and go gotcha.
That’s what New Jack would do.
Apparently, it’s not so, which sucks.
Usually, when we pay tribute to somebody here in WWE, we show a lot of footage of that person.
To be blunt, we can’t show you a lot of footage of New Jack because he was the most non-PG performer in sports-entertainment history because New Jack was a gangsta.
Everybody who was a fan of ECW that came to see ECW who watched ECW knew that fact from the moment his music hit.
New Jack was the most gangsta of all of us gangstas. Anybody that ever saw New Jack perform live or heard him cut a promo understood just how real he was.
Jerome Young was quite the individual. And deep in his heart, he was every bit of New Jack that he could offer you. I wish you all a most extreme weekend.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) May 15, 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 15, 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 Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Mark Ming & Jim Armstrong
2. Mr. Hughes vs. Bobby Young
3. Bob Backlund vs. Terry Zeller
4. Virgil vs. Jose Martinez
5. Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels vs. Billy Jones
6. King Of The Ring Qualifying Match: Tatanka vs. Giant Gonzalez