• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 22, 1994) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1994’ PPV, that happened later on the same day.
Here’s the card:
Ludvig Borga vs. Tim McNeany
Doink The Clown vs. Cory Student
Shawn Michaels vs. John Crystal
The Smoking Gunns vs. Adam Bomb & Rick Martel
Crush vs. Dan Dubiel
• Vince McMahon & Pat Patterson Start Drama At Rocky Johnson’s Funeral, Patterson Reportedly Called Rocky A “MotherF***er”
WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson’s funeral took place today and it involved major drama.
According to WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham, Pat Patterson went on a rant at the funeral:
“Out of nowhere Patterson goes into this rant and called Rocky Johnson, laying dead in the casket right below him, a mother F-er and started this vulgar rant about how worthless Rocky was and a bunch of guys had to drag Patterson off the church platform and sit him down.
Patterson who just turned 81 must be losing his mind literally. Only in pro wrestling folks, very sad to hear about this and I actually feel a bit ill over this bizarre behaviour.”
Graham also noted that Vince McMahon said the following before walking off the platform doing his signature strut:
“Rocky did one good thing in his life, he married Ata and had some kids.”
Graham later deleted his post on Facebook.
Devon Nicholson of The Hannibal TV had the following to say about this situation:
“I’ve asked around some other people that were there. I won’t mention their names. Billy Graham said that Vince and Pat were very rude on the podium. This other person who I spoke to said he wasn’t really going to defend what Vince did.
Pat apparently said ‘goddamn’ a few times in the church and he said the word ‘sh*t.’ The exact speech of Pat’s that Billy Graham alleged Pat was escorted off the stage. Now I guess we’ll find out more as more people come out that were at the funeral. From the people I spoke to they said that there was some drama.
There was frustration that I guess the preacher spoke for more than an hour and was very negative toward professional wrestling. So, Pat and Vince’ attitudes on the stage may have had to do with the preacher who — this is not a quote — but, apparently some people were saying he acting like wrestling was fake and more of a joke.
Also, the funeral was supposed to take place at a much smaller place in front of only about one hundred friends and close family members, but it was moved to a massive church and there was a lot of people there.”
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