• Vince McMahon Never Had Faith In Current WWE Star
Before his release from WWE last year, Jeff Hardy (age 44) was putting over a lot of the up-and-coming wrestlers in WWE.
Now, former Universal Champion Finn Balor (age 40) has taken Jeff’s spot to take the losses on WWE programming.
After ending his second run in NXT, Balor lost a Universal Title program to Roman Reigns (even when he competed as The Demon), lost to Xavier Woods in the King Of The Ring finals and most recently lost to Austin Theory.
Below is what Wrestlingnewsco reported about Balor’s status:
“Yea, Finn was moved into the spot that Jeff Hardy had. He’s just there now to help get over the younger guys.
There was a pitch to make him heel but that was weeks ago and I haven’t heard much about it since then.
Vince never saw Finn as more than just a mid-card guy. Heyman would have pushed him to the moon but Vince just never saw it.”
Ringsidenews later added that Vince McMahon never had faith in Balor:
“Vince never had faith in Balor. To him, Balor is a high spot guy that doesn’t sell in a way that means box office. He sells, then he’s doing a spot, and Vince just thinks he’s filler on the roster.
Vince never had faith in Balor. Even when he made him the first Universal Champion. Paul Heyman would feel much differently if he was still Executive Director of RAW.”
Despite this, WWE hasn’t released Balor because they don’t want him to go to AEW.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 24, 1998) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Souled Out 1998’ PPV, that happened later on the same day.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Goldberg vs. Mike Tolbert
– INT: Raven
– INT: Steve McMichael
– Raven vs. Chris Benoit
– Raven’s Flock/Steve McMichael come out
– INT: Jim Neidhart
– Jim Neidhart vs. Wayne Bloom
– INT: Rey Misterio Jr.
– Bobby Walker vs. Chad Fortune
– Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera
– INT: Chris Jericho
– INT: Rick Martel
– Rick Martel vs. Johnny Attitude
– Disco Inferno vs. Johnny Swinger
– INT: Ernest Miller/Glacier
– Barry Darsow vs. Barry Horowitz
– Wrath/Mortis vs. Glacier/Ernest Miller
– Scott Norton vs. Rick Steiner