• On This Day In WCW History (September 3, 1998) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Marty Jannetty vs. Rick Fuller
2. Kaz Hayashi vs. Lenny Lane
3. High Voltage vs. Disorderly Conduct
4. Wrath vs. Barry Horowitz
5. Handicap Match: Meng vs. Riggs & Sick Boy
6. Kanyon vs. Saturn
7. Brian Adams vs. Dean Malenko
8. Norman Smiley vs. Riggs
9. The Dancing Fools vs. Scott Armstrong & Steve Armstrong
10. Diamond Dallas Page & Konnan vs. Stevie Ray & The Giant
• Real Reason Why WWE Didn’t Fire Velveteen Dream
During an interview with CBS Sports last month, WWE EVP and NXT Head Booker, Triple H, revealed that WWE investigated the accusations against Velveteen Dream, but didn’t find him guilty.
Below is what The Game said:
“You know, in this day today, accusations are made and you take them all very seriously. You look into them the best you can, and you find out what is there and what isn’t. In this situation, [Clark] was also involved in a car accident. That’s what took him off TV.
In the moment, all this other stuff happens and you look into it and you find that there is a situation that people bring to everyone’s attention, you look into it and find that it is what it is and there’s nothing there.
Everything that we have done, we are comfortable with him continuing to do what he does and everything else. But he had a car accident. It stemmed down to people thought we removed him from TV for different reasons. We didn’t. He was in a car accident.
Once he was medically cleared to be able to return to the ring from his car accident, we continued forward the way we did. We looked into what was there and we didn’t find anything.”
Many fans weren’t happy with WWE taking no action against Dream, and they feel there was concrete evidence of Dream being a child predator.
In an update to this situation, The Dirty Sheets patreon has revealed the real reason why WWE didn’t fire Velveteen Dream.
A simple loophole and technicality made Velveteen’s actions legal in the action of Florida.
Below is the statement from Dirty Sheets patreon page’s source:
“The Velveteen Dream’s attorney proved that he did not break any laws, and that not one of his conversations constituted an actual offence, as it isn’t illegal to speak to minors online or ask them any questions.
Meanwhile, in relation to the main accuser – who was 17 – it is legally allowed to enter into any kind of consensual relationship in the state of Florida, with a man of the Dream’s age, during the time the conversations began.
To be more specific, Florida statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under Age 18. However, “Close in age exemptions” exists, which subsequently allows minors aged 16 or 17 to engage in sexual intercourse with a partner no older than age 23.”