• Top WWE Star Has Creative Control & He Exercises The Hell Out Of It
Quite a few major names in pro wrestling history used to have a so called ‘Creative Control’ clause in their contracts, with the most popular obviously being Hulk Hogan in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1994-2000).
Bret Hart also had such a clause for his final month in case he was leaving, which is how he was legally able to refuse putting Shawn Michaels over in Montreal, which led to the infamous Montreal Screwjob.
During a recent appearance on the Strictly Business podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff revealed that ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar also has creative control in his WWE contract, which to be fair won’t surprise anyone.
Here’s what Bischoff had to say:
“Anybody that buys into the narrative that I let talent run creative in WCW and I gave everybody creative control, let me tell you something, Brock Lesnar has creative control! And he exercises the hell out of it, like the hell out of it!”
When asked if he can be blamed for booking Lesnar to defeat Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship in just 8 seconds back in 2019, because he was the Executive Director of SmackDown back then, Bischoff replied:
“No, you can’t. I had nothing to do with that one. I was as shocked as everybody else.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 9, 1999) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
It featured pre-taped matches & interviews on the road to the ‘WCW Souled Out 1999’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Al Greene
Scott & Steve Armstrong vs. Mike Sullivan & Nick Dinsmore
Bobby Blaze vs. Dave Burkhead
Bobby Duncum Jr. vs. Bull Payne
Glacier vs. Lash LeRoux
Chase Tatum vs. The Gambler
Fit Finlay & David Taylor vs. Disorderly Conduct
Steve McMichael vs. Buddy Lee Parker
Bobby Eaton & Kenny Kaos vs. La Parka & Silver King