• “Vince McMahon was very fond of me” – AEW Wrestler
During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, current AEW wrestler Malakai Black (fka Aleister Black in WWE) talked about his relationship with Vince McMahon.
Here’s what he said about Vince and his release from WWE:
“Since day one, Vince was very fond of me. I’ve had good conversations with him, always, but I definitely think that there was a moment where Vince was like, ‘I don’t know what to do with this guy,’ and every time I tried to say, ‘Well, why don’t we do this?’ Yeah, maybe, maybe, maybe.
I think Vince was very keen on figuring it out himself, but I think he never did, and I think that is kind of what put the nail in the coffin. And then when we did the the Dark Father vignettes, which he approved, I was only supposed to be off for six to eight weeks. I was supposed to come back to the Royal Rumble. This Dark Father thing was supposed to speed up, and then it turned into seven months.
I have been told the actual reason, which I can’t talk about that because number one, it’s no longer relevant because I’m here now. Two weeks before I attacked Big E on the night of the last vignette, I had a sit down with Vince, and he was very convinced of it. He liked it. I just wanted to get his thoughts. I hadn’t seen him in six months. A lot happened at that point. I wanted to sit down with him a little bit and kind of see how he was doing.
We had just a normal conversation. ‘How do you feel about it?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, great. I it like a lot,’ and then we did the attack on Big E. Something about it just didn’t feel right, and I told my wife. I don’t know what it was. The way he looked, there was a disconnect. Not a disconnect as in, ‘I don’t get it,’ but I kind of felt that he had made up his mind even back then. It’s his company. It’s fine. No harm, no foul.
Johnny Ace calls me. Even he was confused. He’s like, ‘I have to let you go. I have a list of people today, and you’re the one that I’ve put question marks behind. I don’t get it. I’m sorry. We’re invoking the rights for 90 days,’ and with everything that happened, and everything the way it went, and with the vignettes, you just know.
You had this gut feeling. I saw his number pop up, and I look at my wife. We’re in the gym. I was just warming up, and I remember thinking in my head, here we go, because why would he call me on a Thursday morning? That conversation happened.
I was shocked. I was kind of like, ‘S**t, John, we just started.’ He’s like, ‘I don’t get it. Couple names on my list, I don’t get it. Sorry, kid. Phones always there,’ love Johnny, and my wife started crying because she knew.
I feel so bad for her because she was about to come back, and one of the main reasons why she wanted to come back is because I was there, which was more or less the driving force, other than the promises that they made her.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 9, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was pre-taped at the Portland Civic Center in Portland, Maine and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The Bushwhackers vs. The Nasty Boys
– Crush vs. Richie Rich
– Shawn Michaels vs. Tony Devito
– The Big Boss Man vs. Joe Richards
– Razor Ramon vs. Jerry Stevens
– IRS & Ted DiBiase vs. Tony Roy & Dan Dubiel