• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 23, 1995) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Hakushi vs. Bert Centenno
– Bob Holly vs. Nick Barberry
– Mantaur vs. Buck Quartermaine
– Adam Bomb vs. Brooklyn Brawler
– Jean Pierre vs. Ben Jordon
– Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs. Bill Payne & Tim McNealy
• Ryback Reveals His Biggest Payday In WWE
Former WWE Superstar “The Big Guy” Ryback was the latest guest on the Wrestlinginc podcast, where he discussed several topics.
He has been planning to return to the ring for a long time, and here’s how he plans to remove his ring rust:
“I think my conditioning is as good as it’s ever been. I’m actually buying a wrestling ring here this year after the stem cells for my backyard because I want a Ryback Wrestling Federation, brother.
Get a camera crew out the patio door. I’m gonna go up against that Grim’s Toy Show just have a waiver here for the guys. Get three jabronis here for a three on one matches get myself over on YouTube again all over. It’s my fun house. That’s my dream. I’ve contacted High Spots to get a 20-foot ring. I think it’s gonna cost 10 grand.”
Below is what Ryback said about his biggest payday in WWE:
“My single best payday was a merchandising check that I got while in India by myself. I just had turned heel. (WWE) sent me to India for media, which would end up getting like 13,000 people in a mall for my appearance. It was also one of the coolest moments of my career. They still were treating me like a babyface even though I turned heel and everything that was going on with John Cena.
But I’ll never forget, I was in India and I got a quick break to go eat for 20 minutes between media, and I had like a steak and vegetables. Got up there. It was like the afternoon there, but like Friday night it hit in Vegas. The time difference, that is when the WWE checks would always go to the direct deposit.
I remember I opened my phone, I opened my Chase Bank app and look, and there was a check for like $130,000 for my royalties and merch, and I hadn’t even started. They pulled my merch, though, right before that from the quarter before. Had things kept going, that would have only kept going up. So, that was the highest payday I have ever gotten in WWE, followed by the Mark Henry match.”
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