• The World Wrestling Federation Tried To Buy AAA, But Failed
During a recent episode of his weekly ‘Something To Wrestle With’ podcast, WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (aka Brother Love) revealed that the World Wrestling Federation attempted to purchase AAA (Asistencia Asesoría y Administración), which at that point was one of the 2 biggest pro-wrestling promotions in Mexico, which is still the case today.
Here’s what Prichard said:
“We were trying to buy AAA. One day we need to do a whole AAA experience. This was after their heyday. When they were in their heyday with Konnan, Eddie (Guerrero), Art (Barr), La Parka and all those guys, the original AAA crew that they had, it was insane.
But once you get into it, and once you get into their business, working with them was an absolute nightmare.”
Old School WCW Veteran Konnan said the following about this situation on his podcast:
“We had a meeting. I’ve never talked about this.
We had somebody from WWF actually come and have a meeting with me and Dorian (Roldan), who is the son of the owner. We had a meeting with somebody from WWF and they came and offered to buy AAA. He was really cool. He was like, ‘We want to buy AAA.’ Dorian was like, ‘We’re not really for sale, but we’ll listen’.
I was like, Dude, do not do that because these (guys), the minute they don’t like something, they’re going to get rid of us…. The minute we do something they don’t like, they’re going to change it, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
We can’t give them this type of power, which [Dorian Roldan] understood. He told them we wouldn’t sell that much of the company.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 20, 1997) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Erie, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1997’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
1. Konnan vs. Bobby Walker
2. WCW TV Title: Disco Inferno vs. Johnny Attitude
3. WCW Cruiserweight Title: Eddie Guerrero vs. Bobby Blaze
4. DDP vs. Roadblock
5. Ray Traylor vs. Mean Mike
6. Saturn vs. Chris Jericho
7. Public Enemy vs. Armstrong Brothers
8. Billy Kidman vs. Glacier
9. Buff Bagwell vs. Lex Luger