• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 20, 1995) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Slamboree 1995: A Legends’ Reunion” PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Johnny B Badd vs. “Hollywood” Bobby Starr
– Meng vs. Eddie Jackie
– Kevin Sullivan vs. Barry Houston
– WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat vs. Red Tyler & Mark Thorn
– “Mr Wonderful” Paul Orndorff vs. Sting
• WCW Veteran Says WWE Has Lost Their Way, Blames Both Vince McMahon & Talent
During a recent appearance on WINCLY podcast, Old School WCW Veteran Konnan talked about WWE’s declining viewership and who should be blamed.
Below is what Konnan said:
“I think they’ve shot themselves in the foot so many times. Just the unnecessary filters and unnecessary backstage politics – you gotta watch what you say and do. Them writing out promos that are brutal, just some terrible stuff said on TV. Rey Mysterio going on WrestleMania and he’s in there for one minute? C’mon!
It’s almost like this company that was so great at storylines and making stars and vignettes – they’ve lost their way. A lot of it can be contributed to Vince McMahon but a lot of it is also the talent. You can’t become complacent. Do you wanna be safe and good or do you wanna take a chance and be great? Almost all the great ones have better drive and more initiative.
I don’t know Vince that well. But like Vince, [Major League Wrestling founder Court Bauer] is a workaholic. To be 70 years and still be going to all of the TV tapings and all that…he built it. That’s his empire. All of the mistakes Vince has made, you also have to look at all of the successes he’s had. I believe the one thing Court learned from Vince was probably his work ethic. He’s also working and there’s no better recipe for success than hard work.
I was in the military for seven years and I understand the importance of a regimen. If there’s no discipline then there’s complete anarchy and chaos. There has to be discipline and accountability and [Court’s] very big on that.”