• WCW Veteran Feels Bad About His Tag Team Breaking Up Too Soon
Old School WCW Veteran Ice Train was recently interviewed by the Shining Wizards Wrestling Podcast, where he talked about his 1996 Tag Team run in World Championship Wrestling, that saw him teaming up with Scott Norton as ‘Fire & Ice’.
The Tag Team eventually broke up after a couple of months and the 2 Super Heavyweight powerhouses started feuding with each other.
Here’s what Ice Train had to say:
“I was a little bit different back then. I believe that I treated Norton bad because, I didn’t respect his knowledge that he had, and at that time I didn’t want to be a tag team partner.
I just thought I was ready to be on my own. But not understanding that concept of the business, me and Norton never even had an hour of conversation.
We were totally different characters. Now, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve said to many people ‘I apologize’.
I could have really helped Fire & Ice. We could have stayed together longer. I don’t think me and Norton understood how special we were, because I believe we had a lot of people giving different views in our ear.
When I look at it now, I’m like man, Fire & Ice were giving the Steiners big butt whoopings, and there’s no way that team should have broke up so early.
But at that time, I don’t think Norton wanted to tag with me, and I probably didn’t want to tag with him. I don’t think he knew me as a person and I don’t think I knew him as a person.
I believe tag teams got to have an equal yoke, and it has to be a real tag team. When you grow together, it’s different than when you’re put together.
There’s no reason why me and Scott Norton shouldn’t have went out there and beat the Steiners the first night on Nitro. It shouldn’t have even been any problem.
Fire & Ice is, you can quote it. Fire & Ice is the strongest tag team ever in professional wrestling. Both of us.
Two legit 600 pound bench pressers, two legit 800 pound squatters, and we can go out there and throw clotheslines with the best of them, and Scott Norton and Ice Train could have been great.
But at that time it just wasn’t meant to be. It just wasn’t.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 9, 1999) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was pre-taped at the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy (UK) 1999’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. The Acolytes vs. Road Dogg & X-Pac
2. Billy Gunn vs. Val Venis
3. WWF Hardcore Title: Al Snow vs. Head
4. Triple H vs. Road Dogg
5. Big Show vs. Mideon
6. Meat vs. Droz