• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 16, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. Steve Regal vs. Psicosis
2. Bubba Rogers vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
3. Chris Jericho vs. Masahiro Chono
4. Dean Malenko vs. David Sammartino
5. Ice Train vs. Jerry Flynn
6. Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Bobby Eaton
7. Kevin Sullivan vs. Arn Anderson
8. Faces of Fear vs. The Outsiders
• Rikishi On What Vince McMahon Said To Him Before Taking The Stinkface
During an interview on the WINCLY podcast in 2019, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi recalled giving Vince McMahon the stinkface.
You can watch this stinkface moment below:
Here’s what he said about that moment:
“Before we went out there [Vince] goes, ‘Hey. I hope you washed your a$$ today.’ I said just because it’s called Stinkface doesn’t mean my a$$ stinks.”
Rikishi then revealed that he had 3 thongs and which one he wore against Vince:
“I have the thong I never take out the sandwich bag. I have the mediocre thong that I air out. Then I have the new thongs.
So for those of you who I don’t like, which thong do you think they get? So I wanted to give Vince McMahon the new thong. Otherwise I probably would have gotten fired the next day.”
Rikishi also praised McMahon for making the company a success:
“Vince McMahon is a wonderful dude and I don’t have nothing bad to say about the man. He’s set up his platform for wrestlers in the past, present and future and he’s taken care of a lot of families.
For us to be a part of his family, I’m talking about all the way to his father. My family has been there for 75+ years so it’s a family thing to be a part of the WWE.
So, I wanna thank Vince McMahon for continuing to put out entertainment for fans around the world.”
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