• Vince McMahon Wanted Former WWE Tag Team To Copy The Legion Of Doom
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘Oh…You Didn’t Know’ podcast, WWF Legend The Road Dogg Jesse James revealed that longtime WWF/WWE promoter Vince McMahon saw something in the (then NXT) Tag Team The Ascension and originally wanted them to be portrayed and booked like The Road Warriors (The Legion of Doom in the WWF).
Here’s what the D-Generation X member said about what happened then:
“The booking was different.
When they got up to the main roster, they weren’t booked that way and they weren’t booked that way because Vince had in his mind that they were The Road Warriors, and that they had to look more like them or either be copies of them.”
Keep in mind that the original version of The Ascension in NXT was Konnor teaming up with Kenneth Cameron (Bram aka Thom Latimer), and that combination made for an intense and very powerful team, that did have huge potential.
However, once Cameron got fired after being charged with battery of a law enforcement officer and disorderly intoxication, he was replaced with cruiserweight wrestler Viktor, who many believe didn’t have the potential his predecessor had, so the team was soon turned into jobbers on the main roster and they were eventually released from their WWE contracts.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 12, 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 Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Tatanka vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
– Men on a Mission vs. Todd Mata & Jim Massenger
– Shawn Michaels vs. Mike Moraldo
– Earthquake vs. Bastion Booger
– Owen Hart vs. Ben Jordan