• Old School WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW Veteran Juventud Guerrera (Real name: Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández) celebrates his 44th birthday today.
After a short stint in Paul Heyman’s ECW, Guerrera joined Ted Turner’s WCW in 1996, where he was part of the cruiserweight division and even won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
He stayed with the promotion till his release in 2000 and got signed by the WWE in 2005, where he became a member of ‘The Mexicools’ faction and even won the WWE Cruiserweight Title.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUVENTUD GUERRERA!
• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 23, 1997) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1997’ PPV, which aired later on the same day.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Dean Malenko vs. Norman Smiley
– Super Calo & Juvented Guerrera vs. Tokyo Magnum & Judo Suya
– Chad Fortune vs. Jimmy Graffiti
– Ciclope vs. Damien
– Steve McMichael vs. Dave Taylor
• Wrestlers Reportedly Afraid To Leave WWE
During a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about how some wrestlers are afraid to leave WWE because of the uncertainty of their future on the indy scene.
However, the scenario would be a lot different if a WCW-type company (a real threat to WWE) was out there.
Below is what Meltzer said:
“There’s a lot of guys in WWE who are scared to leave and believe me they’re not going to leave for a prayer but if somebody’s got you know a WCW-like thing out there, there’s a lot of guys that would leave.
I mean when WCW and WWF were going at it, guys were going back and forth all the time.
Again, the one advantage WCW had was they were an established thing essentially coming out of the Crockett territory to TBS, Crockett’s promotion on TBS to WCW. They were never starting from scratch. Starting from scratch is very difficult.”
Fans of independent wrestling are hoping that WWE gets a little competition once All Elite Wrestling launches.