• Ryback Explains How Shawn Michaels Helped Him In WWE
During a recent episode of his podcast, former WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback revealed how Old School WWF Legend Shawn Michaels helped him early in his career.
Here’s what The Big Guy had to say:
“Shawn has always been really good with me. Shawn gave me great advice when I was Skip Sheffield in Nexus. In NXT before Nexus, start wrestling like a power wrestler if I wanted to be a draw and make money.
Everything that I did was great, but I was doing some gimmicky Skip Sheffield stuff. Vince had already had the talk with me about transitioning away from Skip Sheffield. Shawn came over and talked to me, and that really resonated with how he explained it to me.
He literally said, ‘Do you want to be another guy on the roster, or do you want to be the only guy that can do what you can do?’ I looked at it and I said, ‘I get it.’ Batista was gone. Lashley was gone. They didn’t have a killer powerhouse on the roster. That was the first time I looked at it a little differently. I said, ‘Wow, I completely get this.’ That’s where I made the shift and started getting really, really aggressive.
Obviously, I got injured, but I kept that when I came back as Ryback. I’ve wrestled like that before, but I understood what I needed to do to get over, and he helped me with that. He was very complimentary to me throughout my career when I would see him. Even though he wasn’t up there a lot, and when he was, he was very complimentary.
That to me means a lot because he didn’t have to be. He gave me the advice when I wasn’t doing what I needed to do, so I knew he wasn’t going to bullsh*t me on that. I think, too, that he wasn’t an active wrestler on the roster. I’m not competing with him in any way. He could just tell you what he thinks.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 26, 1992) – WCW Power Hour
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes vs. Pat Rose & Mark Canterbury
– Halloween Havoc Control Center
– Barbarian vs. Chris Sullivan
– Brian Pillman & Scotty Flamingo vs. Brad Armstrong & Marcus Bagwell
– Interviews w/Harley Race/Steve Austin
– Jake Roberts vs. Nikita Koloff