• Tony Khan On Which AEW Wrestler’s Gimmick He Wasn’t A Fan Of
During a recent interview on Rasslin’ with Brandon F. Walker, AEW President Tony Khan talked about not being a fan of Matt Hardy’s BROKEN gimmick.
Here’s what Khan said about it:
“I was not as into Broken Matt Hardy as other people were. And I’ve said this on Jericho’s podcast, that thing he did with time travel, that was the craziest Dynamite of all time other than the Atlanta taping.
Matt Hardy and Chris were trying to talk me into it, specifically Chris liked the idea of Matt teleporting. Dude, I’m lucky these guys are even there…but the idea of teleportation, I was just like, ‘Alright. I’m just lucky you guys are here.’ At that point it was a miracle the show was even coming off.
But anyway. To get to the point we are now with Big Money Matt and the stuff we’re doing now. I feel like sometimes, if you don’t like an idea you can move on and do something else. And I think Matt Hardy, and the stuff he’s done with Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade and the Bunny, and now with Christian Cage, is super compelling.
He’s become a really center figure in the show. Like I said, his match with Darby Allin was huge. Of Darby’s 10 [TNT] Title defenses, that was by far his biggest one.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 24, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
1. Public Enemy vs. Dave Taylor & Steven Regal
2. Kent Ahee vs. Kevin Sullivan
3. Dean Malenko vs. Bobby Walker
4. Eddie Guerrero vs. The Barbarian
5. Chris Benoit & Arn Anderson vs. Rock & Roll Express
6. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Alex Wright
7. Randy Savage vs. V.K. Wallstreet
8. Harlem Heat vs. Sting & Lex Luger vs. Steiner Brothers