• Steve Austin On If AEW’s Existence Is A Good Thing For WWE
During a recent interview with WrestlingInc, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin gave his thoughts on the existence of All Elite Wrestling.
Here’s what Austin said:
“Man, I love it. I think it’s competition by proxy just because they’re wrestling, WWE’s wrestling, but I don’t think they’re directly trying to compete.
But in essence, they are and I love it because it gives more people within any of this jobs. It gives more people a chance to work. And it makes WWE, you know, forces them to push the envelope rather than just sit back and push out content. Competition makes everybody better.
The product is better because you’re forced. ‘What are these cats doing over here? This friggin’ stuff, we gotta up it a little bit!’ There’s checks and balances.
I remember when we put WCW out of business, I remember going up to Vince and saying, ‘Was it our mission to put them out of business?’ They kicked our a$$ for two years, you know, but I didn’t know that was the mission! We just wanted to win the ratings war.
Of course, he ends up buying them for pennies on the dollar, that’s the genius of Vince McMahon.
But to answer your question, yes, AEW is a good thing. It’s a good thing for everybody, including WWE.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 3, 2012) – A WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2012, we lost Old School (W)WWF Legend “Chief” Jay Strongbow (Real name: Luke Scarpa) at the age of 83.
“Chief” Jay Strongbow wrestled for the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1970 until 1977 and again for the now renamed World Wrestling Federation from 1979 till 1983, before he became a road agent for them.
The former 4 time (W)WWF World Tag Team Champion was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1994 by Gorilla Monsoon.
† REST IN PEACE CHIEF JAY STRONGBOW
October 4, 1928 – April 3, 2012