• “They are going to keep it quiet” – Hall Of Famer On Rumors Of WWE Being Sold
During a recent edition of his Hall Of Fame podcast, WCW Legend Booker T addressed rumors of WWE being sold.
These rumors began after WWE released several wrestlers & backstage employees due to ‘budget cuts’.
Here’s what the 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer said:
“I’m going to tell you something: if they were selling the company, they are going to keep it quiet.
And the thing is, that’s not something you want to go promoting to the world or anything like that or even your employees. You don’t want to bring morale down, no more than perhaps it already is or anything like that.
It might be one of those things where the sale might not go through.
Last year, about this time, we were actually having a show and we didn’t know if Reality Of Wrestling (his promotion) was going to come out of the other side. Because the pandemic was kicking out butts. The rent was needing to be paid. We were like, ‘We don’t know if this is going to happen.’ I didn’t tell anyone.
The first time Reality Of Wrestling was going to go out of business, I didn’t tell anyone that time either.
We got a reprieve as well by my guy Hilton Koch down there at Hilton Furniture, came through and helped us out. And boom, he gave us that little burst that we needed. But I didn’t tell anyone that the company was going to shut down that night. Everything changed for Reality Of Wrestling that night, but I didn’t tell a soul.
I was so disappointed in myself, as someone who put so much into Reality Of Wrestling and knowing it was going to be lost. Knowing that all of my young guys weren’t going to have a place to actually fulfil their dreams and live those dreams out. I felt so bad, I didn’t know how to tell anyone anything.
This entity is different than any entity that you’re ever going to be a part of. It really is. You’re going to have to have people that really know what they’re doing.
I have seen so many wrestling organizations open and close, so many of them. Open and close, independents open and close, because it’s not easy to last 18 years like Reality Of Wrestling.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 22, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania V’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Jake Roberts vs. Tom Stone
The Big Bossman & Akeem vs. Chris Collins & Alan Reynolds
The Blue Blazer vs. Dusty Wolfe
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau vs. Tim Horner & Omar Atlas
Demolition vs. Iron Mike Sharpe & Alan Kinsey
Mr. Perfect vs. Jose Luis Rivera
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Dale Veasey & Bob Blake