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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 17, 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 Oncenter War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Bash at the Beach 1999’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

1. Bobby Duncum Jr. & Curt Hennig vs. The Texas Hangmen

2. Disco Inferno vs. Scotty Riggs

3. Evan Karagias vs. Prince Iaukea

4. Brian Knobbs & Hugh Morrus vs. La Parka & Silver King

5. Booker T vs. The Barbarian

• Very Bad News For Top WWE Prospect

As we noted earlier this year, Brock Lesnar trained with University of Minnesota freshman Gable Steveson.

You can check out the footage below:

WWE officials were said to be interested in signing Gable (age 19) and the possibility of him being the next big star out of Minnesota (after Lesnar).

WWE covered this story on their website as well and below is what they posted:

“University of Minnesota freshman Gable Steveson has shot to the top of the national rankings with a 20-0 start to his collegiate career, and another high-profile veteran of the program stopped by to drill with the ascendant star: Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

The Beast Incarnate, whose career as a Gopher helped him catch the eye of WWE talent scouts almost twenty years ago, sparred with the top-ranked heavyweight earlier today, as shown in a video posted by the team’s official Twitter account.

The clip is a short glimpse of The Conqueror helping Steveson hone his cradles, but it’s impressive nonetheless, with two very apparent takeaways: Lesnar’s still got the speed, and Steveson is right there with him.”

Things are looking very bad for Gable’s future as he has been arrested on suspicion of criminal s*xual conduct.

Dave Meltzer addressed this situation about Gable’s future on Wrestling Observer Radio and said the following:

“Yeah by the 2020 Olympics they thought he’d be a monster multiple time NCAA Champion — of course he hasn’t done that yet. He was considered the best amateur wrestler to come out of the state of Minnesota which is high praise because a lot of great wrestlers have come out of Minnesota, but he was arrested last night. Details of the situation have not been released.

He’s been suspended and I mean if there’s anything on that then that’s something that might be it for him. It could easily be it for him. Another thing is it’s awful hard to come back from that, you know.

I’m not saying it’s dead that he could go to WWE, but if there’s a conviction there I think he probably could not go to WWE and WWE has had their eyes on him since he was in high school.”

        
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