• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (August 18, 1996) – WCW Main Event
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Main Event Exclusive
Braun the Leprechaun (debut match) vs. Todd Morton
– Hog Wild footage
– Courtesy WCW Worldwide
Public Enemy vs. High Voltage (joined in progress)
– Courtesy WCW Pro
Chris Benoit vs. Joe Gomez (joined in progress)
– Clash of Champions highlights
– Main Event Exclusive
VK Wallstreet vs. Scotty Riggs (Repeat of 6/23/96 match, just new commentary)
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• WWF Legend Wanted To Be Hulk Hogan’s Long Lost Brother In WCW
Eric Bischoff shared a crazy story involving Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin on a recent edition of the 83 weeks podcast. The episode focused on many legends leaving WWF to join WCW while WCW was going through drastic changes.
Hogan had a lot of allies to work with, which left WCW mainstays like “Stunning” Steve out in the cold. Bischoff told co-host Conrad Thompson that towards the end of Austin’s run with the promotion, Austin pitched an idea that’s almost too ‘out there’ to believe.
The Hulkster had a huge influence on WCW which is why Austin thought that the only way to stay relevant was to get on board. Austin pulled Bischoff aside at a TV Taping and said that he wanted to work with Hogan.
The idea Austin pitched was pretty ridiculous. Austin and Hogan had the same hair line at the time. He wanted to be Hogan’s long lost brother that would eventually turn into a program with them working together.
Bischoff made it clear that he gives Austin a lot of credit for the ‘elevator’ pitch. Even though it didn’t come to fruition, Austin wasn’t sitting around complaining. He took the initiative to improve his position with the company and came up with a creative way to advance himself.