• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 16, 1998) – ECW A Matter of Respect 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 16, 1998, Extreme Championship Wrestling hosted ‘ECW A Matter of Respect 1998’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This show was later released as an official DVD.
This was the second and final “A Matter of Respect” event, after the first one took place in 1996.
The results of the show:
– 2-out-of-3 falls: Justin Credible defeated Jerry Lynn
– Chris Chetti defeated Jamie Dundee
– Mikey Whipwreck defeated Mike Lozansky
– John Kronus defeated Danny Doring
– The bWo wrestled The F.B.I. to a no-contest
– Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney defeated The F.B.I.
– Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Al Snow
– Chris Candido & Sabu wrestled Lance Storm & Rob Van Dam to a no-contest
– Stairway to Hell: Spike Dudley, The Sandman & Tommy Dreamer defeated The Dudley Boyz
• Vince McMahon’s Response To Andrade Asking For A Push Revealed
During a recent edition of Wade Keller’s podcast, a close friend of 3 WWE writers called in on the show and discussed some backstage WWE stories.
One of these stories was Andrade going into Vince McMahon’s office and asking for a push on SmackDown.
Below is what Vince’s response was:
“Learn some English and get back to me.”
Andrade has been taking English lessions as of late.
We have noted before that FOX officials want WWE to push Andrade as a top star on SmackDown as FOX wants Andrade to be a main attraction for their Spanish language station, FOX Deportes.