• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 23, 1996) – WWF Action Zone
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Action Zone’.
This episode featured matches, promos, highlights & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1996’ PPV, that took place later on the same day.
Here’s the card:
– Highlight Package Talking About The Ultimate Warrior And Jerry Lawler Match
– Interview w/ Goldust And Marlena (From Superstars)
– Interview w/ Gorilla Monsoon From The Brian Pillman Contract Signing
– Brian Pillman’s Contract Signing Press Conference
– Highlights Of The Feud Between The Undertaker And Mankind
– Promo By The Undertaker And Paul Bearer (From Superstars)
– Promo By Mankind (From Superstars)
– The Ross Report: More Of The Interview w/ Jake Roberts
– Interview w/ Shawn Michaels From New Sport Talk
– Highlights Of The Feud Between Shawn Michaels And The British Bulldog
– Jim Ross Interviews Both Shawn Michaels As Well As The British Bulldog w/ Jim Cornette (From Superstars)
• Real Reason Behind R-Truth Getting A Lot Of Time On WWE TV
R-Truth pinned Drake Maverick at his wedding to become a 6 time WWE 24/7 Champion.
According to WrestlingNewsCo, R-Truth is getting so much time on WWE TV because Vince McMahon trusts him to pull off anything that WWE creative comes up for him:
“Vince loves Ron. Everyone loves Ron but Vince really loves the guy because he is up for everything. Sometimes Vince can tell when someone is not into what they are doing because it’s silly or whatever. You never see that with Ron and Vince loves that. I think Ron will have a job for life here if he wants it.
Remember little Jimmy? Vince loved that stuff. He would laugh so hard at that stuff.”