• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 27, 1992) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.
Here is the card:
– The British Bulldog vs. Nick Danger
– The Nasty Boys vs. Chico Martinez/Rick Johnson
– Virgil vs. Glen Ruth
– The Bushwhackers Go To A Gym To Workout With Women
– The Berzerker vs. Bruce Mitchell
– Nailz vs. J.A. Gooden
– Highlights Of The 1992 WBF Championship
– “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich vs. Duane Gill
– “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala vs. Johnny Blade
• Reason Behind Seth Rollins Taking A Shot At Jon Moxley
During a recent appearance on Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, Universal Champion Seth Rollins talked about Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose) saying negative things about his time in WWE during an appearance on Talk Is Jericho.
Below are the highlights:
On Ambrose bad mouthing WWE on Talk Is Jericho:
“Ambrose can do what he wants. He’s a big boy, he’s got his big boy pants on. He can go out there and say whatever he wants, but the bottom line is not everybody’s equipped to handle the rigors of WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally. And Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here.
He put his heart and soul into the travel, into the schedule, into the injuries, into the work in the ring and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home, or he went elsewhere at least. And I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such an opportunity.
And like I said, I love the guy. I love him, I’ll always love him, but at the end of the day, we just share different perspectives about what we want out of life and about where we’re at in our own lives. I hope that he does well.
I’ve kept enough tabs on him to know that he’s doing super well for himself right now and I’m happy for that, but I just don’t think there’s any reason to hop on a soapbox and complain after the fact.
You need to take the first step, and that’s looking in the mirror and asking yourself did you do every single thing you possibly could to make yourself and your situation what you want it to be, and if the answer is yes you did, then you can go elsewhere and complain.
If that’s where he’s at mentally then go right ahead, but if he hasn’t done that, he hasn’t looked in the mirror and made that decision, then maybe he should think about that. That goes for any other disgruntled talent past or present.”
On if he’s happy with his creative in WWE:
“Absolutely I’m satisfied with it because I make a point to be satisfied with it. I make a point to contribute my ideas and my thoughts, and if I feel strongly about something the way it should be or the way it should be portrayed, then I will make my voice heard. And look, not everybody gets that leeway. And also, not everybody should get that leeway. That’s not how it works.
You have to build equity with your audience, with your boss, with your co-workers. You have to build equity over time and then you can get the leeway to have that kind of say in your story if that’s your complaint. Or you can just stand up for yourself and do it instead of going on somewhere else and b*tching about it.
I’m very satisfied with the amount of input I have. Do I do things that I don’t always want to do? Yes, but you know what, sometimes that stuff works because I can’t see things perfectly every single time. I don’t have the perspective that other people around me have.
Vince McMahon has been doing this 20 years longer than I’ve been alive. So he’s got some ideas and he knows things that I just don’t know that I have to learn.”
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the reason Rollins said the above things about Moxley (and others on Twitter) is because this all a part of WWE’s battleplan heading into AEW’s TV show debut in October.
Below is what Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio:
“Okay, I’ll just say the reaction I got from people in the business, okay… everybody knows that [Seth] has kinda decided he’s gonna be a team leader and he’s been picked. I mean his words are Vince’s words so is he just 100% in on the Kool-Aid or is he just doing his job?
Again, if this was like a tweet and then Sports Illustrated — this is like a battleplan and WWE is part of the battleplan. He’s not doing this on his own, I mean if this was just Twitter he’d still have to get the okay.
When you include the Sports Illustrated thing at the same time this is the ‘No, we’re fighting back against these people who are trying to say that we’re not good and again, more power to him — that’s fine.
Again the running down of Moxley with the idea that he took his ball and went home — which is a Vince McMahon term if anybody remembers that’s Vince McMahon’s term for a quitter — this guy [Moxley] didn’t quit, he stuck it out I think that’s the thing, you know? Even if he didn’t he’s miserable.”
Brad Shepard had the following to say about WWE’s plan ahead of AEW’s TV show debut:
“According to a high level source in WWE, the company’s strategy going into Fox isn’t just about which WWE show will be the ‘A’ show (between SD & RAW), but it’s about WWE presenting themselves as the “A” pro wrestling/sports entertainment company, as AEW airs on TNT.”