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RAW Commentator On Why He Had A Black Eye After The 3/16 Day RAW Segment With Steve Austin

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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Veteran Savio Vega (Real name: Juan Rivera) turns 56 today.

After making a name for himself as TNT in his home country of Puerto Rico, he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1993 as Kwang, managed by Harvey Wippleman.

In May 1995, he was no longer known as the masked Kwang, but started to wrestle without a mask as Puerto Rican babyface Savio Vega.

In January 1997, he joined The Nation of Domination, but got kicked out in June, which resulted in him forming his own stable, Los Boricuas.


• RAW Commentator On Why He Had A Black Eye After The 3/16 Day RAW Segment With Steve Austin

While speaking on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves, RAW commentator Byron Saxton recalled his segment with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Becky Lynch from the 3/16 day celebration on RAW this year.

Below is what he said:

“Going in there, I’m like, ‘oh my gosh, I’m going to have to drink beer. What if I get drunk? What if I collapse?’ I was freaking out. How am I going to do this? So we’re, like, we’re guzzling a beer, and again, for someone that doesn’t drink beer, now I have to guzzle it? Like, I don’t know how to do that. So I’m hoping I don’t start choking on the air, like, all these thoughts are going through my head.

“[The beer is] like dripping all over the place. All of a sudden, boom, there’s The Stunner. Bam! And then, of course, if you watch back the video, you’ll see that the initial kick was a little low into the discos. I got the kick, I got The Stunner, I’m laying there. Stone Cold comes by, ‘ah, sorry kid.’ Proceeds to drink some more but, see, everyone’s like, ‘oh my gosh Saxton got hit there.’ Which hurt, but that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was when RAW went off the air and I think I had a total of, like, three or four Stunners between Stone Cold and Becky Lynch, and a couple happened off air.

And, at one point, Stone Cold’s catching more beer cans. Well, I’m laying in the center of the ring and he misses the beer can, and boom, [the can] gets me right in the face. That was the worst part of it all because I ended up having a black eye afterwards. I kind of gingerly turn my body over, like, oh my gosh. This is so cool but it hurts so bad, and then afterwards, of course, my suit is drenched. It smells like beer, and I call my mom.

She’s like, ‘you better not drive home. Your suit smells like alcohol. They’re not gonna let you go’. To this day, I still have that suit and I’ll never wear it again because it’s all stained up. But I tell you what man, that is definitely such an honor. It was such an honor just to be in that position and to share the ring with Stone Cold. Gosh, 15-year-old me was like, ‘no way this is happening’.”

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