• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (August 31, 1991) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped in Worcester, Massachusetts and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Big Boss Man vs. Barry Hardy
2. Big Bully Busick vs. Ross Greenberg
3. British Bulldog vs. Brian Donahue
4. Ted DiBiase vs. Mario Mancini
5. Greg Valentine vs. Phil Apollo
6. Jim Duggan vs. Tony Richter
7. Beverly Brothers vs. Jim Powers & Tony Diamond
• WWE Hall Of Famer Comments On Why The Nation Of Domination Broke Up
WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons was interviewed by Wrestling Shoots where he discussed why the Nation of Domination stable broke up and The Rock’s involvement in it.
He discussed The Great One’s potential and his reaction to being a part of the stable:
“My hat off to him. I mean if that’s the way things go down, some get to go on and do other things – some don’t, but I’m glad I had a good part in helping him do what he had to do.
When things weren’t going well for him in the beginning, when they couldn’t get him to where they wanted to get him, I’m glad that I had a good solid position for him to come in where I had a good profound effect on where he is and coming into professional wrestling and then going on to doing what he’s doing now.”
While praising The Rock for his success in WWF/E and Hollywood, Simmons said that the stable broke up due to his face turn and the involvement of certain parties backstage who wanted the group to break up.
“You had some other groups that were around that probably wanted to have the heat and the attention that I had. Cause I had it. Who did you have? D-Generation X primarily that I can think of. You also had the tag which I would send out some tag teams out of my group so you know that’s how it was.”
Simmons shared his reaction to the plan of the group breaking up even though it was very popular:
“I was shocked when it was ending so soon. It could have been some of the guys — you know we had some guys in the group that started going crazy, flipping out. Maybe it had something to do with them and their contracts or something. I was shocked when it did end.
So I don’t know exactly what profound reason why and pinpoint why they did it but you know, I was just shocked when it did end.”