• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (July 2, 1988) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Jim Duggan vs. Tom Stone
2. George Steele vs. The Intruder
3. Dino Bravo vs. Bill Johnson
4. Hart Foundation vs. Brady Boone & SD Jones
5. Don Muraco vs. Darryl Nickels
6. Fabulous Rougeaus vs. Killer Bees
7. Rick Rude vs. Jose Luis Rivera
• Steve Austin Responds To Former WWF Wrestler Claiming He’s A Racist
During an appearance on ‘Why It Ended’ podcast in 2018, former WWF Superstar Ahmed Johnson talked about how Shawn Michaels & Steve Austin’s racism held him back in the World Wrestling Federation.
Below is what he said:
“I was supposed to work against Shawn (Michaels) for the World Championship, but that kept getting pushed back further and further. There were people getting hurt and different things happening. I believe that if things would have went by the book the way I wanted to I would have probably been World Champion.
I do think that it was behind my back, not just from what Shawn was saying, but some other racist boys were saying, I really do.
Because with the things I heard from some of the boys about what Shawn was saying about handing over the belt to an African American and this, that, and the other. Then when I won the Intercontinental belt, someone scratched, ‘Congratulations Ni**er’ on my car — on my rental car.
Then you got some people saying it was Shawn, some saying it was Steve (Austin). I don’t know which one it was but they were all too cowardly to stand up to it.”
During a recent edition of Stone Cold Podcast with WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry as the guest, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin addressed Ahmed’s claim and said the following:
“That guy has said things about me that were untrue. Not a fan either. Thank you for attesting to [me not being a racist]. I’ve never been able to address that because I’ve never needed to. That’s a completely fabricated story and is complete horse sh*t and I’ve maintained my silence and this is the first time ever I’ve addressed it or talked about it.”
Mark Henry said the following:
“I would attest that you are not a racist. You ain’t have to validate [Johnson’s] stupidity. I’m glad we can address it because the source that it came from was not valid enough for anybody to believe it anyways.”