• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 09, 1995) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was taped at the The Summit in Houston, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1995’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Owen Hart vs. Razor Ramon
2. Hakushi vs. Matt Hardy
3. King Kong Bundy vs. Gary Sabaugh
4. Tuxedo Match: Howard Finkel vs. Harvey Wippleman
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• Ric Flair Recalls Having Real Life Heat With NWA/WCW Legend For Slapping His Son
In this flashback article, we take a look at an old shoot interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair, where Flair talked about his real life heat with Old School NWA/WCW Legend Ole Anderson.
Below are the highlights:
Host: You were basically asked to choose between Ole Anderson and Eric Bischoff. And I think you told them you think Bischoff would probably be a better direction. And notwithstanding everything that happened later, do you think you made the right call?
Ric: Yeah because no matter whatever transpired, Ole, he was just still stuck in the past. It’d be like we could be having a real good conversation when we go back to the Omni and which we’re all guilty of doing. When I would weigh at Thunderbolt now, I mean he’d make reference to things we all did before. And clearly business had a new vision in a way. And it was just different. It’s not that I think Eric was smarter than Ole. I just think that Eric was contemporary. And I think to this day he still is passionate about the business, but I think he had a lot to learn which he did the right way for a while and then he got carried away.
Host: You’d mentioned that when you came back, Ole Anderson looked at you as damaged goods because you just got beat by Curt Hennig. Do you think you and Ole had that relationship repaired from that initial meeting when he said, “I can’t do much with you. You just got beat by Curt.”
Ric: He said, “Why would you do that?” I said, “What do you mean? I just did a job for Hennig.” I said I still, without even looking at the roster, will tell you I’m the biggest thing you got going. And I just realized right then, he didn’t have a clue because he wouldn’t recognize that. He wouldn’t deal with it. That was the animal that was about to take over the world but in Ole’s mind it was right there.
Host: Have you ever been close to Ole since then?
Ric: No, he did something that really disappointed me once and I have never seen him since then. He walked up to my son at this thing they have at the University. My son David, who was the nicest kid in the world as you know. And David was selling those pictures of the Four Horsemen. And he walked up and slapped him across the face and said, “What do you think you’re doing?” You saw it. Who does that?
Host: In all honesty, I think Ole, he was joking. I think Ole was joking. I know David didn’t think that way. I know David just didn’t want to see anything. He just packed up and left.
Ric: It destroyed him. I mean, David came home a beaten man. I mean he was devastated. He said, “Dad, what did I do? I respected that guy so much.” You can’t imagine what I was thinking. I was out of mind.
Host: You didn’t call him?
Ric: It’s just that there’s some things you just don’t dignify, but I’ve never seen him. I certainly would mention when I see him. I’ve never seen him. But to do that to a guy and obviously it wasn’t funny to David.
Host: No and I don’t think anyone else at the time saw the humor either.
Ric: He took it really hard and David is a great guy and doesn’t deserve anything like that. David is the nicest, epitome of what a good person is all about. And to have someone, whether it was to humiliate, embarrass or even as a joke but turned in humiliation, that you respected so much to do that, it’s unforgivable.