• WWF Legend Signed A 2-Year Contract With AEW
Diamond Dallas Page released a video with Old School WWF Legend Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, in which they spoke about the successful 2015 documentary ‘The Resurrection of Jake the Snake’, which can still be watched on Amazon Prime.
The movie features DDP basically saving Jake’s life by helping him get rid of his various addictions (alcohol & drugs).
Here’s what else Jake Roberts said in the new interview, when asked about his current AEW run:
“To feel the love of all those people, man, because it was loud, It was loud, and it let me know how much they love me. And it inspired me to stay with AEW.
And thanks to Tony Khan, when I originally signed with them for a 10-week deal, at 8 weeks, guy comes along with some papers, [and he says] you need to sign these. I’m like, well what for? [He says] well it’s your contract. Dude, I’ve only got two weeks left. No, you’ve got another year.
And then just a few weeks ago, I buzzed Tony, [I] said, ‘Hey, I’ve got four weeks left, what do you want me to do? I need to know so I can start setting up my stuff.’ And he says, ‘You need to sign another piece of paper.’ And I signed again and then after I signed it, I found out that it wasn’t for a year. It was for more than a year, it was for two years.
He’s such a wonderful man. He gave me my love for wrestling back. And it’s great to be a part of it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 22, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Hog Wild 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. Dave Taylor vs. Scott Norton
2. Konnan vs. V.K. Wallstreet
3. Alex Wright, Jim Powers & Joe Gomez vs. The Leprechaun, Hugh Morrus, Kevin Sullivan & The Barbarian
4. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Prince Iaukea
5. Dean Malenko vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
6. Meng vs. Ice Train
7. Eddy Guerrero vs. Psychosis
8. Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs. Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael