• “That was the worst championship match I’ve ever seen” – WWE Hall Of Famer To Ric Flair After Match With Ultimate Warrior
During the latest episode of his weekly ‘Woooo Nation UNCENSORED’ podcast, NWA/WCW/WWF Legend Ric Flair talked about his 1992 house show matches against The Ultimate Warrior and explained why they weren’t exactly the best matches of his career.
Here’s what The Nature Boy had to say:
“We wrestled twice, maybe three times, we just didn’t have any chemistry. We were in Winnipeg, Canada, I wrestled the Warrior and we came back. Pat Patterson said, ‘I have to tell you, that was the worst championship match I’ve ever seen.’ I said, ‘Pat, you don’t have to tell me. I was in it.’
[Warrior] sent me over a three-page letter to memorize. I don’t do that. I had to with Randy [Savage] because it was basically pushed on me but Randy and DDP and a few other guys liked to write it all down, which is fine. But you have to hope that the crowd is going to feel about the match the way that you’ve written it down.
If you have this memorized skit and then you go out and you execute and the fans aren’t buying what you’re doing, then what do you do? If you don’t have the experience to start it back up, what do you do? You lose and the match stinks.
With me and the Ultimate Warrior, the match stunk. I don’t blame him, I don’t blame myself, it just didn’t work.”
The Ultimate Warrior challenged WWF World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair for the title on several house shows back in 1992, including two events on September 19th (Indianapolis, Indiana & Auburn Hills, Michigan) and two events on September 20th (Chicago, Illinois & Duluth, Minnesota), with Warrior going over via DQ every single time.
WWE recently replaced Flair with The Ultimate Warrior on their Television Intro due to Flair having heat after the Dark Side Of The Ring episode on the Plane Ride From Hell.
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/WCW Veteran Jim Powers (Real name: James Manley) celebrates his 64th birthday today.
Powers used to be the Tag Team Partner of Paul Roma in a team called “The Young Stallions” from 1987 till 1989, before becoming a singles wrestler, often used as a jobber to the stars, until leaving the World Wrestling Federation in 1994.
He then joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1996, where he became a mid-carder again, managed by famous Old School manager Teddy Long, before he turned into an enhancement talent yet again and was let go by WCW due to a neck injury he had in 1998.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM POWERS!