• WCW Legend Recalls Being Punched For Real In Front Of The Entire Locker Room
On a recent episode of Arn Anderson’s podcast, the Old School WCW Legend revealed that “Cowboy” Bill Watts once punched him in front of the entire WCW locker room, while Watts was the booker of Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1992.
Arn explained that Cowboy wanted the WCW wrestlers to kick & punch their opponents for real during matches and he used Arn to demonstrate how to do it, even calling him by the wrong name on purpose.
Arn said the following about the incident:
“He looks over at me and he goes, ‘Lars? Come here, Lars. Lars, come here.’ I’m looking around like, ‘Lars, who the hell is he talking about?’
Apparently he’s talking about me. ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah. You, Lars, get up.’
So I get up, covered the distance to where he’s standing, and he just goes. Straight punch, right in the forehead, and it shocked me so much and it shocked the boys so much.
There wasn’t a peep. I just looked at him like, ‘Is that it?’ He went, ‘Okay, Lars, go ahead, sit back down’.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 11, 1984) – WWF Wrestling At The Chase
On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling At The Chase’.
The ‘Wrestling at the Chase’ TV show was originally associated with the ‘St. Louis Wrestling Club’ NWA territory, so they featured the NWA Wrestling Superstars, but in the fall of 1983, the TV station KPLR-TV (Channel 11) ended the relationship with the National Wrestling Alliance and started to negotiate a deal with the World Wrestling Federation, the promotion that ended up taking over the famous TV show.
This episode was pre-taped in St. Louis, Missouri and featured the 1984 WWF Superstars.
You can find the match-card below:
– Ivan Putski vs. Jerry Valiant
– Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs. James Burke & Craig Carson
– Big John Studd vs. Gilbert Guerrero
– Jimmy Snuka vs. Israel Matia
– Andre The Giant vs. Mr. Fuji