• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 12, 1998) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– INTERVIEW Lenny Lane
– Lenny Lane vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Pepe
– Bobby Duncum Jr. vs. Vincent
– INTERVIEW Wrath
– Johnny Swinger vs. Prince Iaukea
– Norman Smiley vs. Villano V
– INTERVIEW Konnan
– INTERVIEW Ernest Miller/Sonny Onno/Kaz Hayashi/Saturn
– Hollywood Hogan video
– LWO attack Super Calo backstage
– Wrath vs. Kenny Kaos
– INTERVIEW Chris Jericho
– Konnan’s music video
– Konnan vs. Mike Enos
– Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera & Eddie Guerrero
– Scott Hall vs. Stevie Ray
• WWF Veteran Reveals Why He Doesn’t Like Eric Bischoff, Talks About Getting Paid $800 For A WCW PPV
In this flashback article, we take a look at an old shoot interview with Old School WWF Veteran Kamala, where he recalled his time in WCW, why he doesn’t like Eric Bischoff & more.
Below are the highlights:
Host: Tell me after you left WWF and had come home, wasn’t there any contact with WCW or any of the Japanese promotions?
Kamala: When I left the WWF, I didn’t intend to ever wrestle again. I didn’t wanna rest (though). I stayed out for seven years. I just drove, trucking, from one job to the other for different truck companies and then I had my own.
But in 1995, (Hulk) Hogan called me and asked me about coming into WCW. And I told him ‘yeah’. He said we’ll try to get you a contract. So I went to DC and needed to talk with Kevin Sullivan and I did. And Kevin told me that they will see how they like me and then they would give me a contract. And I went down and I stayed there for 3 months.
Eric Bischoff, he got him to this day to speak to me. And the way he treated me when I was down there…I don’t like that man. I don’t know nothing about him, but I know he never would speak to me. And I remember once I told Hogan, I said, “Hogan, I ain’t even making no money”.
And Hogan called him up. And so Bischoff called me up and he said, “Look, don’t be calling Hogan. Always call me and talk to me (if you have a problem with your money).”
I did, but he never did answer after that.
So anyway the last time that I worked with Hogan was in 1995 at the Bash at the Beach and that was a pay-per-view and I was paid $800 for that pay-per-view.
That’s what they paid me. I went to Hogan and I said I’m going back and I’ll never see the wrestling world again. He said, “Wait a minute brother, you want me to talk to him again?”
I said if I can’t talk to him myself then I don’t need to be here.
Host: So Hogan stuck up for you when you first got there and when you were there?
Kamala: Yeah, he tried to.