• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 15, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Perry Saturn vs. Billy Gunn
2. D-Von Dudley vs. X-Pac
3. WWF Light Heavyweight Title: Crash Holly vs. Grandmaster Sexay
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• WWF Veteran Comments On Hulk Hogan & Vince McMahon’s Strained Relationship In 1993
During an edition of Something To Wrestle podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (a.k.a Brother Love) talked about Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon’s strained relationship in 1993.
Below is what Prichard said:
“I don’t think there was much of a relationship at that point. I think the end of 1993 when Vince McMahon had resigned himself that Hogan wanted to go off and do Thunder in Paradise. The fact that Hulk was using talent from WCW that was doing tapings I believe in Disney in Orlando, Florida, that was kind of a statement by Hulk Hogan.
He didn’t reach out from anybody at the WWF side to say that he would like to use some of our guys to get some exposure from the show, so the writing was on the wall pretty much and that relationship between Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan was strained.
This was a time that he had distanced himself, and Hulk saw the opportunity with Thunder in Paradise to go off and become a David Hasselhoff in the syndication world, so he saw bigger and better things. If he was going to do wrestling maybe he was going to do good for a different billionaire, even though Vince wasn’t a billionaire at the time.
You are waiting for the call from Hulk Hogan saying that he believes he is going to sign with WCW unless we can convince him to stay with the WWF, so, that always happened.
Plus, you always went through that breakup period where at first you are sad, and then you get to the angry stage. But I think it ran its course with Hulk where he was going off and doing other things, to, well, that son of a b*tch is now flirting with WCW and is using their talents, and is not even calling us for our talents.
So, I think there were hurt feelings, probably on both sides that made it, okay, we will show him, or from his perspective he will show us. It went both ways.”