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R-Truth Says He Thanked Vince McMahon For Firing Him

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (July 12, 1997) – WCW Saturday Night

On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1997’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Villano IV & Villano V vs. Public Enemy

– Scotty Riggs vs. Steve Regal

– Hector Guerrero vs. Ultimo Dragon

– La Parka & Psychosis vs. Juventud Guerrera & Hector Garza

– The Barbarian vs. Jerry Lynn

– “Jumping” Joey Maggs vs. Eddie Guerrero

– Joe Gomez vs. Jeff Jarrett

– The Armstrong Brothers vs. Glacier & “Cat” Ernest Miller

– Chris Jericho vs. “Das Wunderkind” Alex Wright

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• R-Truth Says He Thanked Vince McMahon For Firing Him

During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, former 9 time WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth talked about main eventing a PPV with John Cena, being fired by Vince McMahon & more.

Below are the highlights:

On main eventing WWE Capitol Punishment 2011 PPV against John Cena:

“That was kind of surreal man. Coming back, John Cena was larger than life. Me coming back and them telling me that I was going to do something with Cena. I was like, really? I was just prepared as much as I could. I was hungry and ready for it.”

On thanking Vince McMahon for firing him from WWE:

“My second run back I was more than happy that I had that time away. I felt like a grown man when I came back. I actually told Vince that. He looked at me like I had two heads.

I told him, hey man, thanks for firing me 5 years ago. He was like, huh? I told him that I had time to grow up and I needed that and that I wasn’t ready for working for WWE the first time around.”

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