• “We’re not sitting in headlocks for 2 hours” – Seth Rollins Takes A Shot At Old School Wrestlers
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, current WWE RAW Superstar Seth Rollins was asked about wrestlers nowadays working a lighter schedule than the old school wrestlers, who were on the road 300 days a year.
Below is what the former WWE Champion had to say about it:
“We’re not sitting in headlocks for 2 hours out there. We’re coming off the top rope. We’re flying all around. The expectations, our audience is so different.
It’s like the NFL has evolved so much and you have a lot of the old hats who say it’s not the same thing. Sure, the quarterbacks don’t take as much punishment as they used to, but the game is so much faster. The hits are so much more dynamic because the speed of the game has picked up.
It’s the same thing in our industry. It’s high impact all the time, bang, bang, bang, so even if we’re not doing, say, 300 matches a year, it’s a different type of physicality we’re experiencing in there. It’s just totally different.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 11, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, South Carolina and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The Undertaker & Kane vs. Kaientai
– Albert vs. Crash Holly
– Haku vs. Scotty 2 Hotty
– Kurt Angle vs. Essa Rios