• Stephanie McMahon & Paul Heyman Didn’t Like Each Other
On an episode of his ‘Cafe de Rene’ podcast, WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran René Duprée revealed that back in the day, when he was wrestling for WWE (2003-2007), Stephanie McMahon and Paul Heyman did not get along, because they legitimately did not like each other.
Here’s what the former La Résistance member said:
“I know she didn’t like Paul Heyman. Paul Heymam didn’t like her, yeah. He was very vocal about the fact that they didn’t like each other. But if I were to pick one, I’d pick Stephanie over Paul.
Stephanie McMahon because she’s very real out there. She’s authentic. Whether she knows what you’re going to say or not know what you’re going to say, she’s three steps ahead at all times.
If you’re not four steps ahead, you are playing catch up with her. She’s so invested in the character. Just the little nuances that she does. The way she can sit there and stare you down and hold back the smile, but the smile starts to break through.
A very underrated performer and an interesting, intriguing, challenging person to stand across the ring with, with microphones in your hand. It can go different ways really quickly.”
After Stephanie lost an ‘I Quit’ match against her own father Mr. McMahon at the WWE No Mercy 2003 pay-per-view, it was Paul Heyman who succeeded her as the General Manager of SmackDown.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 21, 1990) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the UTC Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1990’ PPV, that happened later on the same day.
The card can be found right here:
Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Bob Bradley
Andre the Giant & Haku vs. Lyn Wagner & Butch Stanley
Rick Martel vs. Mark Regan
Dusty Rhodes vs. John Justice
The Big Boss Man vs. Terry Bronson
The Ultimate Warrior Interview
The Powers of Pain vs. Reno Riggins & Mike Howell