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TNA Veteran Was Originally Scheduled To Be The Higher Power In WWF

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• TNA Veteran Was Originally Scheduled To Be The Higher Power In WWF

In 1999 on WWF RAW IS WAR, Vince McMahon was revealed as The Higher Power of The Corporate Ministry.

According to former WWF Writer Vince Russo, TNA Veteran Christopher Daniels was originally pitched to be The Higher Power, but Vince turned down that idea because Daniels is a Cruiserweight wrestler:

“It was supposed to be Christopher Daniels. What happened was, Chris Daniels was very, very hot on the independent scene back then, and you know, he was the Fallen Angel.

I pitched the idea that it be Chris Daniels. And bro, what happened was Vince had no idea who Chris Daniels was. So, Chris Daniels shows up at TV to do this, and Vince goes to me, ‘Who is that?’ I’m like, ‘Vince, that’s Chris Daniels.’ Vince took one look at him and said, ‘That’s not the hype. We’re not doing that.’

That’s when, at the last minute, ‘It was me all along.’ It was supposed to be the Fallen Angel.

Nothing against Chris. It was a size thing. You know, Vince could not get past the fact that he was small.”

Daniels was interviewed on Bruce Prichard’s Something To Wrestle podcast in 2017, where he agreed with Vince’s decision to reject him as The Higher Power:

“If you had brought Christopher Daniels out and said, ‘Well, this person is the superior of The Undertaker,’ I think it would have been a real big disconnect. So, I feel like it makes sense that got shut down.

You want a reveal of that nature to have sort of a powerful punch and to fill it with an unknown commodity, I think, would have been a bad choice.

So, yeah, I mean it would have been great to be a supporting character to The Undertaker at that point, but to be the superior wasn’t the right choice, I think, and I think they made the right decision.”

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (December 17, 1998) – WCW Thunder

On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1998’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

WCW World TV Title: Konnan vs. Kenny Kaos

Fit Finlay vs. Mike Enos

Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera

Disco Inferno vs. Shiima Nobunaga

Norman Smiley vs. Jerry Flynn

Chris Jericho vs. Saturn

Scott Hall vs. Lex Luger

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