• ON THIS DAY IN ECW HISTORY (April 2, 1996) – ECW Hardcore TV
On this day in 1996, Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘ECW Hardcore TV’.
You can find the card below:
– Interview w/ Damien Kane & Lady Alexander
– Damien Kane vs. El Puerto Ricano
– The Gangstas vs. The Blue Meanie/Chad Austin
– The Eliminators vs. The Dark Riders
– The Gangstas And The Eliminators Brawl Throughout The Arena
– Taz vs. Buh Buh Ray Dudley
– Promo By Blue Meanie & A Doctor
– Promo By Taz & Bill Alfonso
– Promo By The Pitbulls & Francine
– Promo By Raven
– Promo By The Sandman & Miss Hyatt
– Promo By JT Smith
– Promo By The Eliminators
– Promo By Shane Douglas
• Triple H Comments On If WWE Thought About Cancelling WrestleMania 36
During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Old School WWF Legend Triple H was asked how close WWE was to cancelling WrestleMania 36.
Below is what Triple H said:
“I think, like everybody, we were sort of, kind of, going through the minute-by-minute of what was happening.
It’s amazing how quickly all of this happened. There was…on Wednesday the 11th, we were doing an event out of the Performance Center in Orlando, that actually had fans and everything.
I had mentioned to Vince the day before, maybe we should leave some of this stuff up, just in case…it seems like things are going in a weird direction very quickly.
Within a 24-hour period after that, everything was shutting down.
It’s like everybody, playing it by ear. We can also do this in a way from an entertainment standpoint, from a Hollywood standpoint and a fictional standpoint that we can kind of control the environment and do this in a way that really nobody else can. And that’s what we’ve been able to do with WrestleMania.
We’ve been able to continue the product, continue to put the event on, do it in the safest way possible, with minimal staff, no fans but we feel like it’s necessary.
I think [postponing or canceling] was obviously considered but we feel like it’s an obligation for us. Our fans have been there for us for years and years and years and we want to be there for them in this time where everybody is just doing the best to get through this, stuck home and the world needs entertainment right now. We feel an obligation to give them that.
Whether it’s exactly what we would like it to be or they would like it to be, it probably won’t be, but it will be a version of that. We will make it the spectacle that it needs to be and that we can to the best of our ability and we’ll give the fans something to be entertained by.
Sometimes people get very caught up in what we do, the arguments of what’s happening and why and should’ve done this or that, but at the end of the day if you don’t take it too seriously and you enjoy WWE for what it is, an entertainment source that hopefully we can do what the intent is is putting a smile on your face.
If you can forget all that and put it aside and just sit in front of your set and just be entertained by what we do, then we’ve succeeded.”
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