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Victoria On Why Vince McMahon Didn’t Allow Her To Blade During A Steel Cage Match

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (November 28, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988’ event.

The card can be found below:

RnR EXPRESS vs. STEVENS/KNIGHT

MICHAEL HAYES & JIMMY GARVIN vs. GLADIATORS

DUSTY RHODES vs. LEX LUGER (JIP from Starrcade)

LARRY ZYBYSKO vs. BOB RIDDLE

RIC FLAIR vs. RON GARVIN (JIP from Starrcade)

STING vs. DAVID ISLEY

MIDNIGHT EXPRESS vs. THUNDERFOOT I & II

STEVE WILLIAMS vs. TOMMY ANGEL

RICK STIENER vs. RON SIMMONS

ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD vs. KING/McQUADE

IVAN KOLOFF, WARLORD, BARBARIAN vs. BARRY WINDHAM, RICKY SANTANA, MIGHTY WILBUR

• Victoria On Why Vince McMahon Didn’t Allow Her To Blade During A Steel Cage Match

During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s “Chasing Glory” podcast, former WWE Women’s Champion Victoria talked about competing in the first-ever women’s Steel Cage match against Lita.

Below are the highlights:

On being told she was going to be wrestling in a Steel Cage match:

“We thought it was a joke, because Trish and I, hardcore match, street fight, and all these unusual matches, and when they said, ‘Oh, you have a steel cage match tonight,’ I looked at Fit [Finlay] and I go, ‘Shut up,’ and he goes, ‘No, I’m serious.’”

On wanting to blade in the Steel Cage match:

“I don’t know if this is pilling the beans too much, but I asked to gig, which means cutting yourself in the forehead, I wanted to bleed, and I went to Vince. Oh, Fit goes, ‘I went to Vince, he said no.’

And I go, let me go talk to him, not that I have pull. So I talked to Vince and he goes, ‘Victoria, I appreciate what you want to do, but nobody wants to see a Diva bleed.’ He goes, ‘No.’

So I told Lita, ‘Throw me as hard as you can in that frickin’ steel cage.’ I go, ‘I’m going to cut myself, myself.’ But I didn’t know how to do it. So she threw me, boom, and you’re supposed to scrape down, but I just went, bump, and I was just like going, let me show my face, I just got a bump.

All that frickin’, that was it. And then my outfit too was falling off, my panties were showing, so I was distracted by that, but it’s very flattering to get those unusual matches that we got because they knew we can carry it. It was a pat on the back, if anybody could pull it off.”

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