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Why Andre The Giant Was ‘Bitter’ Towards Vince McMahon

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 16, 1995) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Wilkes University Marts Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– The Blu Brothers vs. Bill Weaver & Nick Barberry

– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Scrub

– Double J Music Viceo

– Jean Pierre LaFitte vs. Kenny Kendall

– Skip vs. Barry Horowitz

– Phantasio vs. Tony DeVito

– Kama vs. Rockin Rebel

• Why Andre The Giant Was ‘Bitter’ Towards Vince McMahon

While speaking on Talk Is Jericho, Pat Laprad, author of “The Eighth Wonder Of The World: The True Story of Andre The Giant”, revealed why late WWF Hall Of Famer Andre The Giant liked working for Vince McMahon Sr. more than Vince McMahon Jr.

Below is what he said:

“The big difference between the way that Vince Sr. and Vince Jr. used Andre was that Vince Sr didn’t use him much in his own territory because he was getting a cut on Andre when he was traveling all over the world.

He was making money on Andre without using him in his own territory and what he had learned from was that if you used Andre too much in the same territory, he was not going to draw as much as when you first book him.”

That’s what Andre liked. He could travel the world, visiting different friends, different promotions, and I think that’s what he didn’t like from Vince Jr that Vince Jr kept him more in his own territory and Andre didn’t get to see all his friends. He was traveling all over North America, but it was the same locker room over and over.

I think Andre had a lot of bitterness toward Vince Jr because of this.”

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