• WWE Wrestler Calls Shawn Michaels “A Corporate Stooge”
During an interview with Real Radio Monsters, NXT Main Eventer Grayson Waller spoke (in character) about WWF Legend & current ‘WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative’ Shawn Michaels.
Here’s what Waller had to say about The Heart Break Kid:
“Shawn’s not the same anymore. He’s corporate now. Nah, nah, nah. He’s a bit of a corporate stooge now and he didn’t like what I said and now I’ve been suspended.
This is the saddest thing. My hero growing up was Shawn Michaels. That was the guy I wanted to be and I guess they always say never meet your idols and I think this is a perfect encapsulation of that.
I think Shawn is struggling right now, dealing with the fact I’m who he used to be. He’s not that anymore.”
Grayson Waller challenged NXT Champion Bron Breakker (son of WCW/WWF Tag Team Legend Rick Steiner) for the title in the main event of ‘NXT Vengeance Day’, but failed to take the championship from him.
After his loss, he confronted HBK backstage, when HBK was doing the post-show press conference. This led to him getting suspended for a week.
He’s back now and still targeting the former WWF Champion.
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• One Of The Greatest Of All Time Celebrates His Birthday
One of the greatest Professional Wrestling Legends of all time, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (Real name: Richard Fliehr) celebrates his 74th birthday today.
The Nature Boy wrestled for several NWA territories during the 70s and 80s, but his official home promotion was always Jim Crockett Promotions (Mid-Atlantic area), which was sold to Ted Turner in late 1988, who renamed it World Championship Wrestling.
In 1991, Ric had a falling out with WCW President Jim Herd, which caused him to leave and jump ship to the World Wrestling Federation, where he had a very successful main event run, until he returned to WCW in February 1993.
Flair, who wrestled in 5 decades, from 1972 till 2011, is officially considered a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion, though not including several additional World Title wins.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 by his good friend Triple H, and again in 2012 as part of the legendary 4 Horsemen.
He had his ‘Last Match’ on July 31st 2022.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIC FLAIR!