Below are the top pro-wrestling (WWE & AEW) news stories of the day:
• “What kind of delusional nonsense is that?” – Eric Bischoff Reacts To Recent Incident With Madusa
On a recent episode of his weekly ’83 Weeks’ podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff revealed that former WCW Women’s Wrestler Madusa (aka Alundra Blayze in the WWF) seemed to have some memory issues on a recent Q&A panel, which they attended together.
Here’s what the 2021 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:
“Here’s a funny thing about Madusa. I did a show with Madusa a couple of weeks ago in Milwaukee, and Madusa was absolutely convinced that I was the one that dropped the belt in the trash. We were doing a Q&A in a panel in front of a bunch of people, and Madusa is going, ‘I didn’t do it, you did it’.
I said, ‘Madusa, it was your idea, number one, not mine. And number two, you’re the one that dropped it in the trash’, and she denied it. Like she is in some kind of delusional alternate universe because she didn’t want the heat from being actually the person that dropped it in the trash. So, she tried to fade that heat to me.
I didn’t understand it at all, and low and behold, I went back and looked at the clip, and indeed, it was Madusa. It was Madusa who dropped the WWE Women’s Championship in the garbage. Disgusting thing to do! Disgusting! And then, even more disgusting, she tries to blame it on me. What kind of delusional nonsense is that?
Oh yeah, she is not opposed at all of making money off of it, but she wants to put the heat on me because she doesn’t remember anything the way it actually happened. She is delusional. Go ahead and sign little miniature trash cans. I don’t care. But damn, at least be honest about this stuff.”
Madusa wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1991 until 1993 and again from 1995 till she retired in 2001.
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• “He had money dripping off of him” – Hall Of Famer On Seeing Hulk Hogan & The Rock For The 1st Time Ever
On a recent episode of the ‘Stories With Brisco And Bradshaw’ video podcast, Old School WWF Legend The Honky Tonk Man revealed his reaction of seeing Hulk Hogan for the first time, as well as him having the exact same reaction when he – several years later of course – saw Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for the first time.
Here’s what the longest Intercontinental Champion in history had to say:
“[Hogan] drew one hell of a house down there in Dothan, Alabama with Harley Race, they were at the football stadium there turning people away.
16-18,000 People they packed in there for that thing. I knew the minute I saw him though, I knew the minute I saw this boy walk in, he had this thing about him. I mean he had money dripping off of him.
It was like looking at that boy The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, that kid he had money dripping off of him at 12 years old. He was just that kind of kid. They just have it, some guys just have it.”
The Honky Tonk Man wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1986 until early 1991 and returned as a manager from 1997 till 1998.
He later appeared sporadically on WWE TV & PPVs between 2008 and 2013, before finally taking his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019.
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• “I don’t think it’s right” – Ric Flair On Steve Austin Not Owning The ‘Stone Cold’ Nickname Trademark
On a recent episode of his new ‘Wooooo Nation Uncensored’ podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair revealed that Steve Austin does not own the trademark of his ‘Stone Cold’ nickname.
According to Flair, Austin doesn’t seem to own his intellectual property, but WWE does.
Here’s what The Nature Boy said:
“Steve doesn’t own Stone Cold, believe it or not, I don’t think it’s right and he should have it but when they get a hold of it, they’re going to keep it. They have their reasons and I’m not the one making those calls. I own my stuff.”
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• Former WWE Superstar Blames Evolution For Team Angle’s Split-Up
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran Charlie Haas talked about his WWE career and how he started out as a member of Team Angle, alongside Shelton Benjamin and WWF Legend Kurt Angle.
Here’s what Haas had to say about the former stable:
“It should have been longer. What people do not get is, at the time, we were getting hot on Team Angle on Friday Night SmackDown. Who was getting hot on Monday Night RAW? That was Evolution.
But when they have 4 guys and you have 3, when they do the mixed pay-per-views, we were getting better reactions than them. I really do not care what they say, you can ask Kurt Angle that, Shelton may not say because he is with WWE now, but we were getting a better reaction than they were.
I think that had a lot to do with, ‘okay, now it is time to split them’ because they kept Evolution going. That is just the way it is.”
Team Angle formed on SmackDown in December of 2002 and was managed by none other than Paul Heyman.
In June 2003, Haas & Benjamin were fired from the group and went on to be known as ‘The World’s Greatest Tag Team’ from that point onwards.
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• Shawn Michaels Makes A Bold Claim About NXT 2.0
During a recent interview on the Jim Varsallone podcast, Old School WWF Legend Shawn Michaels spoke about the current product and direction of the weekly NXT 2.0 TV show, which is WWE’s developmental brand.
The Heartbreak Kid currently works backstage as a writer and producer for the NXT 2.0 brand, and he went on to claim in this interview that NXT 2.0 is the only wrestling brand that produces real young and fresh talent.
Here’s what the 2-time WWE Hall of Famer had to say:
“One of the really cool buzzwords…is ‘producing new, young, fresh superstars,’ and they are actually people who have been around for 10 or 15 years and are just now making it onto television.
We are the only brand in the entire world that is bringing real, true to life, young, fresh men and women that are going to be the stars of RAW and SmackDown in the next 5 to 10 years. It’s just that simple. It starts all here.
Bron Breakker, Tony D’Angelo, Grayson Waller, numerous other people where you are watching their first, second, third, tenth matches. Breakker, Tony D’Angelo, they are going to go out there at WarGames, one of our biggest shows of the year, and it’s their 10th to 15th match.
Nobody has been thrown into the deep end like these young men and women have. They’ve done a fantastic job and it’s awesome to see.”
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• Jeff Hardy Sent Home By WWE
As we reported before, Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy & Xavier Woods defeated The Bloodline (Universal Champion Roman Reigns & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos) in a 6-man tag team match in the main event of Saturday’s WWE Live Event in Edinburg, Texas.
Hardy spent most of his time inside the ring during this match, getting worked by Reigns & The Usos.
You can watch it below:
Jeff reportedly became more sluggish as the match went on. He then tagged in McIntyre and left the match. Hardy went to the back through the crowd with security guarding him. He didn’t return for the post-match victory celebration.
According to PWInsider, WWE sent Jeff Hardy home and he didn’t work tonight’s Live Event at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was replaced by Rey Mysterio.
No word yet on what exactly happened to Jeff, but we’ll keep you updated.
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• NXT War Games 2021 Results – Wrestler Gets His Head Shaved, Heel Turn
– Women’s War Games Match: Team Raquel (Raquel González, Io Shirai, Kay Lee Ray and Cora Jade) def. Team Dakota (Dakota Kai and Toxic Attraction (NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose and NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne))
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 6, 2021
– Boa said Mei Ying passed her spirit into his body, and he can’t control the power.
– NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) (c) def. Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner to retain the Titles [After the match, Von Wagner turned heel on Kyle and tried to attack him, but Kyle saw it coming and took out Wagner]
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 6, 2021
– The Shaman will be revealed on this Tuesday’s episode of NXT 2.0
– Hair vs. Hair Match: Cameron Grimes def. Duke Hudson [Duke tried to escape after the match, but Cameron stopped him and shaved his head]
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 6, 2021
– NXT New Year’s Evil will take place on January 4, 2022
– NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match: Roderick Strong (c) def. Joe Gacy (with Harland) to retain the Title
– In a backstage segment, Kyle O’Reilly said he knew Von Wagner was going to turn on him, and challenged him to a Steel Cage Match on Tuesday’s episode of NXT 2.0.
– Men’s War Games Match: Team New School (Bron Breakker, NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller and Tony D’Angelo) def. Team Old School (NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne and LA Knight)
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) December 6, 2021
— WWE (@WWE) December 6, 2021
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• Top SmackDown Star Loved Billy & Chuck
During a recent interview with Bleacher Report, SmackDown Superstar Xavier Woods said that he always loved Tag Team Wrestling, even as a kid, and revealed that the tag team Billy & Chuck (Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo) inspired and entertained him.
Here’s what the 2021 King of the Ring had to say:
“It’s been really cool, obviously because I haven’t had the chance to have a singles run in the company yet and the focus has always been on tag team wrestling. Even when I was a kid, I was just obsessed with it. Billy and Chuck were my favorite tag team. I freaking loved them.
People always laugh when I say that, but when you go back and think about it, that was a situation where we had a team that hit the scene and it wasn’t necessarily, ‘Oh, these guys are world-beaters and they’re going to be champions.’
They evolved into one of the most entertaining teams we could see and they had a full main event segment with them getting married as partners with a reveal. With Eric Bischoff.
It’s hard for tag teams to get that position where they not only get to have cool matches but where they get to be in the middle of the most important stuff on the show.”
Billy and Chuck first teamed up towards the end of the invasion storyline in the fall of 2001 and they won the WWF/WWE Tag Team Championship two times, before splitting up in October 2002, after Billy Gunn had a shoulder injury during a match.
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