• Lex Luger Recalls Vince McMahon’s Reaction When He Showed Up On WCW Monday Nitro
During a recent appearance on Cigars, Scars and Superstars with Terri Runnels, Lex Luger commented on signing with WCW without informing Vince McMahon, why he jumped ship, and if Vince ever spoke to him after that.
Below are the highlights:
On signing with WCW without informing Vince McMahon:
“I was in a tag match with Davey Boy Smith taking on Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon at a house show the previous day. I would have handled the situation a lot differently today, but my contract was up so legally. Sting and Eric Bischoff had talked to me and decided to bring me in, but under one condition was that I couldn’t tell Vince McMahon.
I had a great relationship with Vince McMahon. We were friends, so I was very uncomfortable with it even back then, but I decided that it was a good opportunity, and was a way to feed my family. To make a long story short, I left and Vince and Linda [McMahon] were watching at home and were both like, ‘you have got to be kidding me!’ They were shocked just as much as the fans.
They had to pull me out of their TV shows that they already taped, because WWF had pre-taped their shows. So, they had to pull me out of their TV shows and they had no ideas I was going to walk out there at the Mall of America. That was a shock to everybody; for sure.”
On why he jumped ship:
“I felt that at the time, I had so many friends in WCW, with Sting and the other wrestlers, so I really felt at home there. After talking with Eric Bischoff, at the time I thought it was going to be a better opportunity for me. I didn’t know for sure, but timing was, going back, we are at the beginning of the Monday Night Wars so it turned out to be a good decision for me.”
On if Vince ever spoke to him after that:
“He did not speak to me until we bumped into each other several years later at an airport. He walked up like he always does, like a gentleman, he shook my hand, smiled and said that he was glad I was doing good.”
• Vince McMahon Booking Brock Lesnar To Break Major Record
Slice Wrestling, the source which has broken multiple stories in the past, has confirmed what many people were thinking – Vince McMahon is booking Brock Lesnar to break CM Punk’s record of 434 days as the WWE Champion.
Vince McMahon Plans To End Cm Punks WWE Champion Streak Of 434 Days With Brock Lesnar, The Record Will Be Broken June, 10th 2018 pic.twitter.com/a146zAix4Z
— SW (@SliceWrestling) April 27, 2018
The Titles are obviously different (Punk held the WWE Championship while Lesnar holds the Universal Championship), the idea is for Lesnar to become the man with the longest reign as “World Champion” in the past 30 years.
Since both WWE & Universal Titles are considered “World Titles”, WWE is planning to have Lesnar overtake Punk. This is the reason why Lesnar beat Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble.
Lesnar will break Punk’s record on June 10th and Dave Meltzer recently noted how Lesnar’s next Title defense might be at the Money In The Bank 2018 PPV, which takes place on June 17.
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