• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (June 30, 1990) – CWA Event (Europe)
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 30, 1990, Otto Wanz’s Catch Wrestling Association held an event at the Eishalle Liebenau in Graz, Austria.
Here is the card:
– Franz Schuhmann vs. Sal Bellomo
– Tony St. Clair vs. Giant Haystacks
– Steve Wright vs. Fit Finlay
– Rambo vs. Cannonball Grizzly
– Akira Nogami, Dave Taylor & Mile Zrno vs. Barbarian, Col. Brody & Klaus Kauroff
– CWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: “Big” Otto Wanz (c) vs. Bull Power (Big Van Vader)
• Ryback Says Popular NXT Wrestler Is Trying To Kiss Vince McMahon’s A$$ To Get Main Roster Call-Up
NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream recently defended Vince McMahon and blamed WWE wrestlers for the main roster’s horrible product (tap here to read more).
During a recent edition of Conversations with the Big Guy Ryback podcast, former WWE Superstar Ryback said that Velveteen is trying to kiss Vince’s a$$ to get called up to the WWE main roster and make more money.
Below is what Ryback said:
“I actually heard Velveteen Dream made a remark on the talent and I get what he is doing. He desperately wants to get called up to the main roster and wants to get out of developmental. Oftentimes, guys will try to kiss Vince McMahon’s a$$ to try to do that, it’s just the way that it is.
Guys do media – Vince McMahon is a genius and a wizard. They say these things because they want to get called up; they want to make big money and they want to get out of developmental. That is the truth of the situation, or he is naïve. He doesn’t understand how it works yet; it’s not the talent. The talent has always been there.
If Velveteen Dream shows up to RAW and they go, ‘Velveteen, you’re going to go out on Superstars. We’re not going to give you an entrance. You’re not going to do any sh*t. You’re going to put this guy over and you’re not going to do anything cool. We don’t want you showing off and if you do, you’re going to be pulled and will be sitting in catering for a year and then we are going to fire you.’
You’re not going to get over, so that will be a rude awakening if he doesn’t know how the creative process works. He probably already does; he is a smart guy. I feel like he does know it but he is just trying to get called up, which I commend. You gotta do what you gotta do to get called up.”