• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (JANUARY 28, 1995) – Hulk Hogan Interview
On this day in 1995, WCW aired an interview that Mean Gene Okerlund did with WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan about his feud with Big Van Vader, on an episode of their weekly Saturday Night show.
You can watch it below:
• Coach On Why He Left ESPN
During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Jonathan “Coach” Coachman revealed why he left ESPN.
Below is what he said:
“They dropped the ball. They could have done so much more. Every single project I’m about to start doing, I pitched to ESPN, and they said no to. It was very frustrating near the end. I said to my boss ‘you are so shortsighted on what we need to be doing, that it’s incredible to me’.
The night before Summerslam 2016, Conor McGregor fought Nate Diaz for the 2nd time. I said to them, ‘I will go to Vegas, cover the fight, then fly to New York, cover Summerslam, and put both stories into a package to celebrate the biggest weekend in combat sports’. My boss said, ‘can’t do it. Nobody’s gonna want to watch that.
I’ve already sent 3 cameras to preseason football.’ I said you gotta be kidding me. When I was getting ready to leave, I went to his boss and asked if this idea ever came across your desk. He said ‘No. We would have absolutely ran with that.'”
• Spoiler On Title Changes For Tonight’s Royal Rumble 2018 PPV
As of this writing, the challengers in the Raw & SmackDown Tag Team Title matches are favorites to win their respective matches, according to the betting odds. Unless they end up winning via DQ or count-out, expect The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus) and Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable to win the Raw Tag Team Titles & SmackDown Tag Team Titles respectively.
Below are the betting odds:
– Raw Tag Team Title Match
Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan (c) +100
Sheamus & Cesaro -150
– SmackDown Tag Team Title Match (2 out of 3 falls match)
The Usos (c) +120
Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable -162
It should be noted that the betting odds could change just hours before the PPV.