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Top WWE Star Was Originally Scheduled To Be The Face Of TNA

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 17, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VI’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. The Bushwhackers vs. Spike Jones & Pat Rose

2. Earthquake vs. Mark Young

3. “Ravishing” Rick Rude vs. Brutus Beefcake

4. Tito Santana vs. The Brooklyn Brawler

5. The Rockers vs. Pez Whatley & Alan Martin

• Top WWE Star Was Originally Scheduled To Be The Face Of TNA

During a recent appearance on the E&C Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 winner Seth Rollins revealed that he was originally scheduled to be the “Face Of TNA”.

Below is the story:

“Terry Taylor calls me and offered me a 3 year deal to come to TNA for substantially more money and far less dates than what I was having to do in ROH and a much easier style. I was like, ‘Oh, this sounds fantastic.’

Dixie Carter is calling me and is like, ‘You know Tyler, we want to have you, we’re looking to revamp the whole division and the whole company and we want to make you the face of TNA.’

I’m like, ‘This might be okay. I have friends there and they are on TV.’ I get this contract from TNA and I basically agree to it verbally on the phone with Terry Taylor.

They fax over the contract. Before I sign it, I call ROH and let them know what I’m interested in doing with TNA. ROH is being booked by Jim Cornette. He lost his mind when I told him I was going to sign with TNA. He was so irate. ‘Nobody gets over in TNA, they get under.’ He hated it. I sent him the contract to look over.

I called Johnny Ace one last time, he doesn’t answer. I leave him a voicemail saying, ‘I got this contract from TNA. If I don’t hear from you, I’m going there.’ 10 minutes later, he calls me back. He makes up all these excuses and is like, ‘I’ll call you tomorrow around lunchtime.’

Cornette gets the contract back to me and changed some things in it.”

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