• Shane Douglas Reveals What Randy Savage Said To Him When He Was A WWF Jobber
Old School Wrestling Legend ‘The Franchise’ Shane Douglas was recently interviewed on the 80s Wrestling podcast, where he spoke about his career in the World Wrestling Federation, Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling.
During the interview, Douglas talked about his very first WWF match, where he wrestled as Jobber Troy Martin (his real name) against ‘The Macho Man’ Randy Savage on the September 13th, 1986 episode of WWF Superstars of Wrestling.
Here’s what The Franchise said about his WWF debut:
“Very first match, first show, first taping, and he was larger than life, obviously, right, I mean, top heel in our business and the over-the-top character that he emotes on television.
But when I met him, he was such a gracious guy. So easy to work with.
He came to me and said, ‘Hey kid, what kind of stuff can you do?’ I was literally afraid to open my mouth. And he said, ‘No seriously, what can you do?’ I said, ‘I can do dropkicks and I can do suplexes and crossbodies,’ gave him a couple ideas. He was like, ‘I got it, I got it.’ And he walked away.
We went and had the match, and gave me a tiny bit in the match and got typical ‘Macho Man’ heat on me.
And we came to the back, and I expected him to go to the dressing room and ignore me. I’d done my job, right, I was paid to do my job.
And he came up to me, and I remember when he shook my hand, he bowed and he thanked me. And he wouldn’t let go of my hand, and kept shaking my hand saying, ‘Thank you, thank you.’
And he said, ‘Always remember, kid, if you wanna have a career in this business, always thank the guy that puts you over because he is the guy that’s allowing you to have that career,’ and I never ever forgot that.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 24, 2005) – TNA Lockdown 2005
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 24, 2005, Total Nonstop Action aired ‘TNA Lockdown 2005’ LIVE on PPV from the TNA Impact! Zone at the Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
This was the first ever pay-per-view that featured only Six Sides of Steel matches.
Here are the results:
Apolo & Sonny Siaki defeated Chris Candido & Lance Hoyt
Six Sides of Steel – Prince of Darkness: Dustin Rhodes defeated Bobby Roode
Six Sides of Steel – Xscape: Shocker defeated Chris Sabin, Matt Bentley and Sonjay Dutt
Six Sides of Steel – Tables: Jeff Hardy defeated Raven
Six Sides of Steel – Strap – NWA World Tag Team Championship: America’s Most Wanted (c) defeated Team Canada
Six Sides of Steel – X Division Championship: Christopher Daniels (c) defeated Elix Skipper
Six Sides of Steel – Lethal Lockdown: B.G. James, Diamond Dallas Page & Sean Waltman defeated Jeff Jarrett, Monty Brown & The Outlaw
Six Sides of Steel: A.J. Styles defeated Abyss