• Vince McMahon Asked Hall Of Famer Whether To Bring Goldberg To WWE Or Not
Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg was first signed to a 1-year WWE contract in 2003, starting the night after WrestleMania XIX and ending at WrestleMania XX.
However, if we listen to the newest episode of Ric Flair’s weekly ‘Wooooo Nation UNCENSORED’ podcast, it seems as if Vince McMahon wasn’t entirely sure about bringing in Goldberg in the first place, which is why he asked Flair whether or not Bill had the potential to succeed in WWE.
Here’s what The Nature Boy had to say:
“I was kind of involved in that. Vince asked me if I thought Bill Goldberg could succeed in WWE. I wasted no time and said, ‘Most definitely’.”
Flair also went on to put Goldberg over and said he was safe in the ring:
“Well, to me he was very safe. I have been kicked in the head by him too. Everybody is gonna get kicked or hit in the head. So what may have affected Bret [Hart] unfortunately, did not affect me.
Wrestling is a very physical, tough sport. When people don’t understand that, it’s ridiculous. Because no matter whether it’s choreographed or not, these kids put their bodies on the line every day.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 9, 1993) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
It was taped at the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Marcus Bagwell vs. Bob Cook
– Clips: Big Van Vader vs. Ron Simmons (WCW World Title Change)
– INTERVIEW: Big Van Vader/Harley Race
– Van Hammer vs. Randy Sledge
– INTERVIEW: Van Hammer
– Tom Zenk/Johnny Gunn vs. Mike Thor/Chick Donovan
– INTERVIEW: Cactus Jack/Tony Atlas/Erik Watts/Dustin Rhodes
– Too Cold Scorpio vs. Mustafa Saed
– INTERVIEW: Barry Windham
– Shanghai Pierce/Tex Slazinger vs. DDP/Vinnie Vegas
– INTERVIEW: Big Van Vader
– Tony Atlas vs. Dustin Rhodes
– Barry Windham vs. Ricky Steamboat