• WWF Veteran Claims To Be The First Small Guy Who Drew Merchandise Numbers
Old School WWF/WCW Veteran ‘The Hurricane’ Shane Helms took to Twitter to claim that he was informed he’s the first cruiserweight wrestler to have drawn significant merchandise sales numbers.
Here’s what The Hurricane tweeted:
“I was told that I was the first solo act under 200 lbs that moved real Merch. Then Rey came in and BOOM, Merch wasn’t just for the big guys anymore.”
I was told that I was the first solo act under 200 lbs that moved real Merch. Then Rey came in and BOOM, Merch wasn’t just for the big guys anymore. https://t.co/mf2Q6FmcqS
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) August 29, 2022
Helms joined the World Wrestling Federation in July 2001 as part of the Invasion storyline after Vince McMahon bought WCW, while the guy who allegedly (and very obviously) outdrew him in merchandise (masks) sales numbers – Rey Mysterio – joined the renamed WWE in the summer of 2002.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 30, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York and featured matches & segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1999’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
David Taylor & Steven Regal Vs. Disorderly Conduct
Scotty Riggs Vs. Lash Leroux
Kaz Hayashi Vs. Lodi
Rey Misterio Jr. & Eddie Guerrero Vs. Blitzkrieg & La Parka
World Tag Team Champions Barry Windham and Kendall Windham Vs. Kenny Kaos and Prince Iaukea
Buff Bagwell Vs. Van Hammer
The First Family Vs. The Revolution
World Television Champion Rick Steiner Vs. Disco Inferno
United States Champion Chris Benoit Vs. Jerry Flynn
Goldberg & Hulk Hogan Vs. The Triad