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Rob Van Dam Reveals Serious Advice Vince McMahon Gave Him While Joining WWF

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 9, 1985) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1985, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode included pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1985’ event.

The card can be found below:

– Dusty/Tully/Baby Doll confrontation

– Khrusher Khruschev vs. Mark Fleming

– Wahoo McDaniel & Tully Blanchard strapping Ric Flair

– Magnum TA, Dick Slater & Buzz Tyler vs. Joel Deaton, Doug Vines & Golden Terror

– Arn Anderson vs. Sam Houston (Arn’s NWA Worlwide debut)

– Superstar Graham vs. Frank Lane

– Great Kabuki vs. Mike Fever

– Buddy Landell vs. Keith Larsen

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• Rob Van Dam Reveals Serious Advice Vince McMahon Gave Him While Joining WWF

During a recent interview with TV Insider, former WWE Champion Rob Van Dam revealed that Vince McMahon gave him a serious advice about protecting himself from Chairshots to the head while joining the WWF.

Below is what RVD said:

“I never knew I could be doing long-term damage. For me, one of the things I enjoy about professional wrestling is showing how tough I am. That’s an outlet for it. I would get hit in the head with a chair, and I knew it would knock my senses a little loopy.

This was part of the job for me. I just thought I was really tough because I could take it. Now I feel very fortunate that at this point in life that I don’t have the CTE that the football players have suffered.

Vince McMahon told me when I first got into WWF to put my hands up to protect my head from those chair shots. I was arguing with him because I was stupid because I thought I was tough.

He went all father on me, ‘I’m your father telling you to put your hands up. He was really serious. Now I won’t be cheering on chair shots to the head, but most of my concussions have probably come from landing and hitting the back of my head. So, I’m going to be cautious of that as well.”

        
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