• Stone Cold Steve Austin Refused To Work With WWF Veteran
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, Jim Ross revealed that Steve Austin refused to work with ‘Wildman’ Marc Mero, when they were both in the World Wrestling Federation together.
Here’s what J.R. had to say:
“He didn’t wanna work with Marc Mero. He didn’t give me a specific reason, he just felt it wasn’t right. That’s all he said, ‘It’s just not right’.
So Vince said, ‘You mean he didn’t wanna work with him?’. I said, ‘I don’t know what the deal is’.
I was on the phone with him trying to talk him off the ledge, so the decision to do these things were mine.
If you’re gonna get hot at anybody, get hot at me, not Austin. My job is to keep the talent happy and productive.”
Ross did not go into detail about when Stone Cold refused a program with Mero, but they eventually wrestled each other on two PPVs, once at WWF King of the Ring 1996 and again a month later at WWF In Your House 9: International Incident.
Austin ended up defeating The Wildman in both matches.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 11, 1994) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
It was broadcasted from the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1994’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Johnny B. Badd vs. The Terrorist
Interview w/ Col. Robert Parker, Steve Austin & Meng
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Todd Morton
An Update By Eric Bischoff On The Hulk Hogan Contract Signing
Highlights Of Ray Traylor With The Guardian Angels
Dustin Rhodes vs. Tony Vincent
Interview w/ Dustin Rhodes
Interview w/ Larry Zbyszko
Frank Andersson vs. The Gambler
Jungle Jim Steel vs. Big Bad John
An Update By Eric Bischoff And Gene Okerlund From MGM Grand On The Hogan Signing
Cactus Jack/Kevin Sullivan vs. Pretty Wonderful
Vader vs. Mike McReynolds
Another Update By Eric Bischoff And Gene Okerlund From MGM Grand On The Hogan Signing
Flyin’ Brian vs. Buddy Wayne
Interview w/ Ric Flair
Highlight Video On Sting
Promo By Sting
Terry Taylor vs. Tex Slazenger
Hulk Hogan Press Conference Where He Signs With WCW From MGM Grand In Orlando