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SmackDown Star Reveals If WWE Banned His Old Finisher

Samoa Joe

• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 28, 1998) – WCW Saturday Night

On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1998’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Billy Kidman vs. Eddie Guerrero

– Saturn vs. Silver King

– Kanyon vs. Scott Armstrong

– Glacier vs. Bobby Blayze

– Scott Putski vs. Ciclope

– Alex Wright vs. Chad Fortune

– Chris Benoit vs. Prince Iaukea

– Vincent vs. Tokyo Magnum

– Bret Hart vs. Booker T

• SmackDown Star Reveals If WWE Banned His Old Finisher

During a recent interview with City Pages, SmackDown Live Superstar Samoa Joe was asked if he can use his MuscleBuster finisher again in WWE or not and below is what Joe replied:

“The Muscle Buster is something I use at my pleasure when I choose to. Trust me, when the opportunity arises and the conditions are right, you never know what I’ll pull out. Maybe I’m not ready to pull it out of my arsenal yet.”

For those who don’t know, Joe’s MuscleBuster move ended Tyson Kidd’s career when Joe performed that move on Kidd in a dark match before an episode of RAW in 2015.

You can watch it below:

Speaking of Tyson Kidd, he’s currently working as a producer backstage in WWE.

During a recent interview with Slam Sports, Kidd revealed what Vince McMahon told him while offering the job of a producer:

“That was Vince McMahon’s idea. He thought I’d be good at it or I could get good at it. Vince said to me, ‘You’ll be like me’.

I didn’t know if I’d be good at it and I didn’t know what all it entailed. I didn’t know if I would get any real fulfilment out of it. But right off the bat, maybe two weeks in, I was a part of a battle royal and I had an idea that Tye Dillinger would be one of the last three guys.

I thought his ’10’ stuff was getting over and I thought it would be good and he could have a good showing. I’ve been given those same things where maybe you’re not being super featured but they throw you a little something and then see what happens out of it.

The audience was completely with Dillinger. When he came back, he was happy and I felt that fulfilment Vince referred to, which now I’ve felt a million times over. I love my job. I’ve been doing this now almost a year and a half and I haven’t taken a week off yet.

I’m most happy that I found happiness in a different role that’s still involved in what I’ve done my whole life. There was a time where, like I said, I wasn’t really watching that much and I didn’t really get much joy out of watching. It was just too hard. I didn’t get enjoyment out of watching it. So I’m happy that I saw the light and that I was able to get through that.”

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