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Top Raw Star Says He Did Pay His Dues To Be Where He’s At In WWE Despite Not Being On The Indys Or NXT, Hot New Photo of Sasha Banks

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (DECEMBER 31, 1983) – Mr. Wonderful In Action

On this day in 1983, the WWF aired a match “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, who had recently debuted in the World Wrestling Federation a few days earlier, taking on Steve Lombardi, who eventually became The Brooklyn Brawler years later.

You can watch the full match here:

• Top Raw Star Says He Did Pay His Dues To Be Where He’s At In WWE Despite Not Being On The Indys Or NXT

During a recent appearance on With Spandex Podcast, “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman was asked if not being on NXT was the right thing or the wrong thing.

Below is what the former #1 contender to the Universal Title said:

“I think in the fans’ eyes, it was both. I think they were excited, because when I debuted the whole crowd was chanting, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’ So we got that shock value out of basically the people not having a clue who I was, but then at the same time, people hated me for it. ‘Oh, you skipped NXT, he didn’t pay his dues. He didn’t do this and that.’

Well, a lot of people that are that arguing I didn’t pay my dues, they don’t understand that I traveled around the world competing in strongman competitions. Paying out of my pocket for two of them to fly to all these contests.

Paying the entry fees, and stuff like that. I might not have paid my dues wrestling in the indies, but I paid my dues and worked my butt off to get to where I am.

I used to get a little bitter for that and stuff, but I didn’t fault fans, because they don’t know. Fans are blind to certain things and they only want to hear and see what they want to hear, and so I just welcomed those haters with open arms laughing in the back of my mind, knowing that what I was capable of bringing to the table with WWE would just let me do it.

While they did, now we’re here, and I think I’ve turned a lot of those naysayers into fans.”

• Hot New Photo of Sasha Banks

Below is a new photo of former Raw Women’s Champion “The Boss” Sasha Banks:

        
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