• Stone Cold Steve Austin Was Paranoid & Unapproachable Backstage, According To Attitude Era Veteran
During a recent interview on the ‘Wrestling Shoot Interviews’ channel, WWF Attitude Era Veteran Val Venis claimed that Stone Cold Steve Austin – who was the face of the company back then – was paranoid and not easy to approach backstage.
Here’s what Venis had to say:
“I would try to go to Austin every once in a while because lets face it, that guy had a connection with the fans that was unbelievable and so I tried to pick his brain a few times but Austin always seemed standoffish to me, very defensive.
So I never really got a whole lot out of Austin. A little bit paranoid I think and I think that made it a little bit uncomfortable for me to approach him on a regular basis.”
Val Venis wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (later WWE) for 10 years from 1998 until 2008 and was eventually fired in January 2009.
Between 1998 and 2002 (and again in 2003), Val was on the WWF/WWE roster together with Steve Austin, so it’s fair to say that they did cross paths quite a lot during those days.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (October 30, 1995) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted LIVE from the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1995’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Eddie Guerrero vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman
– The Shark vs. Scott Norton
– Sabu vs. Disco Inferno
– Lex Luger & Meng vs. American Males