• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 26, 1997) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1997 PPV.
The card can be found here:
Super Calo, Juventud Guerrera & Hector Garza vs. Damien, Ciclope & La Parka
Psicosis vs. Alex Wright
Wrath vs. Mark Starr
Konnan vs. Villano IV
The Great Muta vs. Masahiro Chono
The Barbarian vs. Jim Powers
The Giant vs. Johnny Swinger, Jerry Flynn & Rick Fuller
Harlem Heat vs. Jeff Jarrett & Steve McMichael
• Shawn Michaels Reacts To Undertaker Being Envious Of His Retirement
During “Chapter 3: End of an Era” of Undertaker: The Last Ride docuseries, The Undertaker revealed that he was so envious of the way Shawn Michaels retired from pro-wrestling.
Below is what Undertaker said:
“So envious of Shawn, because he was able to walk away, and be good with it. Do I wish I had that kind of clarity? Absolutely. Shawn had that clarity before going into the match.
And hopefully, when I have the match that I’m looking forward to, one way or another, I hope I have that clarity too. Like, okay…that’s it.”
You can watch that part below:
During Last Ride: Post Mortem, two time WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels said the following about this:
“It was a sign of him, a vulnerability that nobody knows about. He was already just doing one a year at that time in a very limited schedule. And most people really enjoy doing that and can do that for quite some time.
So, I understood the comment, I was struck by the tone of it. It wasn’t until much later that I sort of grasped that.
I didn’t know he was gonna come out publicly in that way because it takes a lot of vulnerability man, not everybody wants to go there in this line of work. Once he did, that’s when you go like, “Oh! Oh, d**n!”