• Ric Flair Reveals Why He Had To Drop The WWF Title To Bret Hart At A House Show
In 1992, Bret “The Hitman” Hart defeated Ric Flair at a House Show to win his 1st ever WWF World Heavyweight Championship.
During a recent edition of his podcast, Flair revealed that he suffered an injury during a match against The Ultimate Warrior, which resulted in Vince McMahon booking him to drop the WWF Title to Bret on the next night.
Below is what The Nature Boy said:
“What happened was the night before, The Ultimate Warrior dropped me on my head with a vertical suplex and I got that inner ear thing.
When I went to the floor, I rolled up, went to get up and fell down. I went to get up again and I fell down. I thought I was having a stroke or something. What it was is I broke a little chip off in my ear canal.
In a way, that’s like oil. The chip goes back and forth. It lasted for 6 months. I went to The Mayo Clinic, Duke, everywhere with my dad, plus my dad being a physician, and it just didn’t heal.
I called Vince and he said, ‘Get to Calgary.’ The reason why the match was so bad was because I had no equilibrium. The match sucked. I’ve never had the chance to tell this story publicly, but I had no equilibrium. I went home for 6 months after that.
Bret gave me a backdrop. I had to lay there for a minute. I couldn’t just get up. I had to collect myself. I had that for 6 months, and then one day I woke up, and it was gone.
I banged my head against the wall 5 times because I was going to get a Lloyd’s of London check tax free for $750,000. I called my dad and said, ‘Dad, it’s gone. I’m not going to tell anybody as I’m going to get my check.’ He said, ‘That’s karma. Don’t do it’, and I didn’t get it. I went back to work.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 20, 1990) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA WrestleWar 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
The Rock-n-Roll Express vs. Mark Kyle & Rick Fargo
Clip – Doom & The Skyscrapers vs. The Road Warriors & The Steiners (WWW)
The Midnight Express vs. Larry Santo & Keith Hart
Doom vs. Sean Regal & Paul Drake
Sting vs. Mr. Asia (From Main Event)
The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Bob Cook & Lee Scott
Steve Williams vs. The Gladiator
Arn Anderson vs. Ranger Ross
Eddie Gilbert vs. The Galaxian
Louisville Slugger: Buzz Sawyer, The Great Muta & The Dragon Master
Kevin Sullivan vs. Robbie Idol