• Old School ECW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Veteran “The King of Old School” Steve Corino celebrates his 47th birthday today.
Steve wrestled for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1998 till January 2001, including a 2 month run as the ECW World Heavyweight Champion.
Corino was already signed to a World Championship Wrestling contract right after leaving ECW, but never got to make an appearance, before Vince McMahon bought the company in March and released him from the contract.
He then appeared for several minor promotions, such as Ring of Honor, Extreme Rising, NWA Florida, World Wrestling Council, Zero1 and Major League Wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE CORINO!
• The Undertaker Isn’t A Fan Of Hulk Hogan, Recalls An Old Story About Hogan Faking Neck Injury & Blaming Him
While speaking to ESPN, The Undertaker discussed his relationship with WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan.
He recalled his WWF Championship win against Hogan at Survivor Series 1991, which didn’t go well with Taker as he thought Hogan faked his neck injury which The Hulkster claimed was due to the Tombstone Piledriver.
“Finally, I got to San Antonio, I was like, ‘Terry, I watched it back, your head never hit!’ He’s like, ‘Brother, what it was is you had me so tight, that when we came down, I had nowhere to move, and that’s what jammed my neck. I couldn’t move at all’. At that point, then I was like, ‘Okay,’ I kind of realized I know what you’re all about, and that’s all I needed.”
Taker said that they weren’t really close in 2002 either, but he always ended up showing respect to him for the things he did for the wrestling business.
“I was not overly friendly, but if he was in the building, I always made sure to say hello, and engage him in conversation. But, I’ve always, like I said, from that Tuesday In Texas [where he lost the Title back to Hogan], when I got that answer, I knew all I needed to know about him. And then, that’s the way it’s always…my radar was always up, anytime I had to interact with him.”
You can hear the entire story below: