• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 20, 1994) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from New York City, New York and featured Highlight Videos on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X’ PPV, which took place later that day.
The card can be found right here:
– Owen Hart/Bret Hart Highlights
– Randy Savage/Crush Highlights
– WrestleMania Report
– Shawn Michaels/Razor Ramon Highlights
– Lex Luger/Bret Hart/Yokozuna Highlights
• “We’re not glorifying a murderer, we’re telling the full story” – Chris Jericho On Upcoming Chris Benoit Documentary
Season 2 of “Dark Side Of The Ring” will be premiering later this month. This season will feature episodes on:
– Chris Benoit tragedy
– Owen Hart’s death
– Brawl For All tournament
– The feared career of New Jack
– The controversial death of Jimmy Snuka’s girlfriend Nancy Argentino
– The inside story of the partnership between Hawk and Animal
– David Schultz’s violent run-in with a 20/20 reporter
– Herb Abrams’ fanatical attempt to build a wrestling empire
The first episode of Season 2 will be on Chris Benoit and it will air on March 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Vice TV.
This season will be narrated by Old School WWF Legend & current AEW wrestler Chris Jericho.
During an interview with Sports Illustrated, Jericho had the following to say about this upcoming documentary on Benoit:
“I didn’t want to hear how I was glorifying a murderer. I don’t want to hear that I’m ignoring this murder. I wanted to talk, specifically, about his life and times, his intensity, and his successes within the ring. We’re not glorifying a murderer. We’re telling the full story. It was done properly, it was done for the right reasons, and we were able to portray the full story, emphasizing the tragedy that much further.
There was a huge connection between Chris’ life and Eddie Guerrero’s life, and his death, so half the story is the story of Eddie and the other half is of Chris. I think we did the right way of portraying this, reminding everyone there were people behind this, not just sensational murder coverage.
There is a story to tell of a friendship and a family, and a guy that was not a monster. This was someone you could trust and that was very respected in the wrestling community amongst his peers.
Chavo Guerrero helped produce it, and he’s the reason I decided to do it. His mindset was, ‘If we don’t do this properly, it’s going to get done anyway. Let’s do it for the right reasons and do it the right way.’ I think he was spot on with that.
Chavo was involved, which got me involved, and David Benoit and Nancy’s sister were involved, then I was able to get Dean and Dean’s wife, and Vickie. Suddenly it became this noble project instead of a hack job, which is what the media tends to do in situations with someone they don’t know.
We knew the person behind this, not just the murderer.”
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