• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 81st birthday of Old School NWA Legend “Chief” Wahoo McDaniel (Real name: Edward McDaniel).
During his successful career in the NFL, Wahoo McDaniel also became a professional wrestler, who wrestled during the off-season in Football, but eventually turned to full-time pro-wrestling after he left the Miami Dolphins in 1968.
McDaniel made a name for himself in several territories, such as Jim Crockett Promotions, Championship Wrestling From Florida and Georgia Championship Wrestling, but never won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
He was inducted into the short-lived WCW Hall of Fame in 1995, but has yet to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and will probably go in as one of the annual “Legacy” inductees.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
June 19, 1938 – April 18, 2002
• Steve Austin Reveals What Still Haunts Him Every Single Day
During a recent edition of The Steve Austin Show podcast, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin talked about how his podcast with Dean Ambrose on the WWE Network still haunts him to do this.
Austin talked about how that interview didn’t go according to plan and below is what Austin said:
“For whatever reason, we got off on the wrong track. It was a rough podcast. I’ve been carrying a thousand pounds on my back ever since that happened. I felt so bad about that interview and I was leading it. I was there to get people over and make them come off like a million bucks. We came off on the wrong street, kept making left turns, and were never on track. He had his reasons and I had mine.
For all this time, I felt like sh*t about that interview. People said, ‘the Stone Cold podcast got cancelled [on the WWE Network] because of that interview.’ No, I had fulfilled my commitment. Everyone thought there was heat between myself and Dean Ambrose. I didn’t really know Dean well but I respected his talent. His fans are crapping all over me. My fans were wondering what was wrong. That interview is one thing I think about almost every single day. It still haunts me.
I got his number from a mutual friend and we had the best 30 minute conversation, getting back on the same page. There was never any personal animosity with us. I thought he might hate my guts. He never hated my guts.
Whoever thought I was picking on Dean or whatever, I think he’s going to come down to Los Angeles and we’ll do another podcast together. This has haunted me for so damn long and when I make someone look the way they’re not supposed to look, that haunts me.
I’m looking forward to talking to Jon Moxley.”
In case you didn’t watch Austin & Moxley’s conversation from 2016 on the WWE Network, you can watch it below: