• “Quit the business” – The Undertaker To Current AEW Star
During a recent interview with ‘Generation Iron Fitness Network’, WWF Attitude Era Legend The Big Show revealed an incident where he walked up to The Undertaker backstage in 1999 to ask for an advice, only to be told by The Deadman to rather ‘quit the business’.
Here’s what The Big Show had to say about The Undertaker:
“I went to him one time in ’99 and I did the same thing that every young guy does, ‘Did you see anything maybe I can change or work on? Is there anything I can improve on?’.
I just wanted him to pat me on the back and say ‘No, kid, you’re doing great’ because that’s what your mentality is.
Taker looked at me, he goes ‘Yeah, I got some advice. I think you should take two weeks off and quit the business’ and he walked off.
It clicked in my mind: stop seeking approval. Stop asking. Work hard, put your time in. Pay attention to guys or gals that you like that you respect.
If something feels disconnected, don’t force it because sometimes on TV we’re under time constraints.”
Paul Wight first wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as The Giant from 1995 until he left and joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1999 and became known as The Big Show.
He left the (renamed) WWE in 2007 but returned the next year in 2008 and stayed loyal to the company until he left for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in 2021, where he works as both a wrestler & commentator.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (March 2, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
This episode was broadcasted from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania 23’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
Matt Hardy vs. Joey Mercury
Scotty 2 Hotty, Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Gergory Helms, Daivari & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Ashley vs. Jillian Hall
Money In The Bank – Qualifying Match: Finlay vs. MVP vs. Chris Benoit
ECW World Title: Bobby Lashley vs. Mr. Kennedy