• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 10, 1993) – WWF Mania
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Mania’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Men on a Mission vs. Duane Gill & Barry Hardy (Challenge 7/4/93)
Undertaker vs. Samu (Raw 7/5/93)
Boni Blackstone interviews Bret Hart (Superstars 7/3/93)
Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rudi Gonzalez (Superstars 7/3/93)
Stars & Stripes Challenge clips
Mr. Perfect vs. Brian Costello (Raw 7/5/93)
Mr. Hughes vs. Mike Collins (Challenge 7/4/93)
Clips of Steiner Brothers at Slam Challenge
Steiner Brothers vs. Barry Horowitz & Brian Costello (Superstars 7/3/93)
Vince McMahon interviews Yokozuna & Mr. Fuji + Crush (Raw 7/5/93)
• Sheamus Explains Why League Of Nations Failed, Real Reason Why The Stable Was Created
While speaking to Miro (fka as Rusev) on his YouTube channel, WWE SmackDown wrestler Sheamus discussed why the League Of Nations stable (Sheamus, Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, King Barrett) failed.
Below is what he said:
“So, what happened was I had just beaten Roman [Reigns]. I cashed in the Money in the Bank. This was on a Sunday at Survivor Series. I didn’t even know I was going to cash in until that night. And then the next night on RAW, the day on RAW, they told us they had put this group together, the League of Nations.
By the way, this whole came from Jamie Noble. I remember Jamie Noble telling me, ‘I got this idea! Hilarious!’ I was thinking, ‘OK. How’s this going to work? What’s the idea?’ There was no idea behind it. There was no plan behind it, and then on RAW, they just put the four of us together.
Even though all four of us individually were doing pretty good, pretty successful, and holding our own weight in the company. So, basically you had four strong heels, and they were put together to make a really weak faction called League of Nations. People talk about The Shield being this dominant, and all these other groups being dominant. The thing is like we could easily be like a hugely successful group, very dominant, but in our first match together, which was SmackDown after — so we debuted on RAW, then we beat up Roman, and then on SmackDown, we basically lost a four-on-one match to Roman. The very next day.
You look at The Wyatt — You had The Wyatt Family. You had The Shield and everything. There’s no reason why we couldn’t have been just as dominant as those groups. Of course they’re dominant because that’s the way they’re booked. But we weren’t booked that way. We were literally booked to build Roman.
They didn’t need four people, four top heels, to go in there into that group and do that. They could’ve had two, three, whatever. But yeah, when it started imploding, everyone in the group started losing our minds. That’s just like butting heads against everybody and just a complete disaster by the end. But at the end, I think all of us were just kind of like, ‘I’m glad that’s over’.”
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