• Vince McMahon Threatened Edge & Matt Hardy Before SummerSlam 2005
During the newest episode of his weekly ‘The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy’ podcast, Matt revealed that during their real-life feud in 2005, both himself and Edge were given a big warning by then WWE CEO Vince McMahon.
Here’s what Matt Hardy had to say:
“Vince McMahon in his mind, he was worried there’s going to be tension between myself and Edge. So he called us into his office and he was going to sit us down and talk to us, and also let us know how he wanted the finish of this match to go specifically, in detail.
So we walk into the room, and we were getting along good at this time. You know, there were moments where there was some tension, obviously. But Vince was going to talk to us both and make sure to lay down the law, so to say.
So I remember myself and Adam, we go we sit in there, there’s a couch across from his chair, and we’re sitting on opposite ends of the couch. You know, there’s probably four feet between us.
We’re sitting and the first thing Vince says, he says, ‘Adam, Matt, you know, the WWE is my company, right?’ He says, ‘You know that this event, SummerSlam, is my event that I created, right? We both go, ‘Yes.’ He says, ‘You know that I have rented this venue for the night, right? So this is basically my arena. Do you understand that?’ We go, ‘Yes.’
He said, ‘You know, that wrestling ring out there? That is my wrestling ring. Do you understand that?’
He said, ‘I’m going to tell you about this right now. If either one of you go out there tonight and try and take liberties with each other, if you try and intentionally hurt one another, I am the most powerful man in this industry. I promise you neither one of you will ever work a day in this industry again. Do you understand?’
We go, ‘Yeah, sure. We understand.’”
Matt Hardy and Edge had a real-life feud back in 2005 after Lita cheated on her boyfriend Matt with Edge and when it came out, Hardy was fired, but eventually rehired to wrestle Edge at SummerSlam 2005 and again at Unforgiven 2005.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 30, 2008) – Old School WWWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2008, we lost Old School WWWF Legend Killer Kowalski (Real name: Walter Kowalski) at the age of 81 due to a heart attack .
Killer Kowalski wrestled from 1948 till his retirement from active in-ring competition in 1977.
In his pro-wrestling school, he trained several wrestlers, who eventually became famous stars on their own, such as “The Game” Triple H, Big John Studd, Chyna & Perry Saturn.
In 1996, Kowalski was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by his former student Hunter Hearst Helmsley (now known as Triple H).
† REST IN PEACE KILLER KOWALSKI
October 13, 1926 – August 30, 2008