• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (January 14, 1999) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Souled Out 1999’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Scott Putski
2. Norman Smiley vs. Prince Iaukea
3. Chris Jericho vs. Van Hammer
4. Bobby Duncum Jr. & Mike Enos vs. Meng & The Barbarian
5. Wrath vs. El Dandy
6. Disco Inferno vs. Super Calo
7. Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael vs. Barry Windham & Curt Hennig
• Triple H Reveals Why Popular Indy Wrestler Is Still In NXT
During a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, Triple H was asked why NXT North American Champion Ricochet is still in NXT and not on the WWE main roster.
Triple H talked about how Finn Balor was overwhelmed by talking on the mic and other production aspects when he first arrived to WWE and same is the case with Ricochet.
Below is what “The Game” said:
“You say why is Ricochet there? Because Ricochet is a great in-ring performer that was, the same thing he was petrified to put a microphone in his hand and have to talk with it. If I said to him look at the jib camera he’d be like, ‘What’s a jib camera?’
That’s a process. It’s a process that everybody has to go through to make them something more. It’s not always about, ‘Oh we need to make you a better wrestler.’ Right?”
Some people say, ‘Performance Center? Why does he need it? He’s been in the business for 15 years.’ I had another performer tell me the same thing we worked with him for a very short time. He debuted in NXT and he came back to me and said, ‘Dude, I just did a one-minute entrance. I’ve been in the business for fifteen years on a show that was carried nationally on a high level and I’m more over after a minute and thirty-second entrance than I have been in my entire career, holy cow.’
That’s what that is. The ones who are going to be willing to be open to that, growth is painful and the ones who are willing to do that and take things to another level. I’ve been in the business 30 years and I feel like I learn something new every day.”
WATCH: Zelina Vega Showcasing Her Hot Buns: