• Popular Attitude Era Star Was Scheduled To Become The Bodyguard Of The nWo
On a recent edition of the ‘Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw’ video podcast, Old School WWF Legend The Godfather (aka Papa Shango and Kama) revealed that he was about to sign with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1996 and become the bodyguard of arguably the greatest faction in professional wrestling history, the New World Order (nWo), but eventually – as we all know – fellow WWF Veteran Virgil ended up getting that role.
Here’s what the 2016 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:
“My contract was coming up with the WWF and that was during the wars. Razor and all those guys had gone over there. I had worked out a deal with those guys to come in as the bodyguard for them. They said, ‘We’re going to have you as the bodyguard for maybe the first year and break off.’ I said, ‘Cool.’
So I worked out a deal with them. I wasn’t going to sign with WWF at the time. I’m calling this person and they’re not calling me back.
I’m calling Jim Barnett and he’s not calling me back. I’m calling this one and calling that one. All of a sudden I’m watching the show and I see Virgil come out in that spot. I’m not going to get into the reasons, but they chose to save money and go with Virgil which I’m glad because they just clowned Virgil in the first place.
Ron (Simmons) had told me when I was ready to go in there, he said, ‘You don’t want to go there. You’re from the north. You’re not used to dealing with these guys. I am. You might have a hard time there.’ I said, ‘Well, I don’t care. I’m not afraid of anybody.’ He said, ‘It’s not about being afraid of anybody. You’re not going to fit in there. You’re not going to fit in with what they do there.’ He told me, ‘Don’t go’.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 5, 1988) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1988’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Ultimate Warrior vs. George South
2. Dino Bravo vs. Jim Evans
3. Mr. Perfect vs. Chris Zarna
4. Ron Bass vs. Billy Bowman
5. Big Boss Man vs. Rusty Riddle