• WWF Veteran On What Hurt Test’s Run In The Company
Andrew Martin was brought to the World Wrestling Federation in 1998 under the name of Test.
Old School WWF Veteran ‘Brother Love’ Bruce Prichard talked about Vince McMahon’s high hopes for Test, which would not come as a surprise to anyone, considering Vince has mostly pushed big and/or tall pro-wrestlers since he took over from his father, Vince McMahon Sr., in 1982.
Here’s what Prichard said about the WWF signing Test back in the day:
“I think that we looked at Test with high hopes of being a main event guy. I think that probably the thing that hurt Test in some ways at the very beginning was Vince Russo making the comparison to him and Kevin [Nash].
‘He’s gonna be the next Kevin Nash bro. Look at him’ and I think to Shawn [Michaels] and everybody, it was like, ‘He’s no Kevin Nash.’ But Test was young and at that time, Test came in very young with very little experience and I think somebody asked him, ‘Hey man, how many matches have you had?’ And he like counted, I think he had like 21 matches. ‘This f**king guy’s had 21 matches and he’s in the main event on RAW?’
But I do think in some ways that was good. Just sometimes man, you gotta get new talent out there and go. He had a great look, had some charisma, natural charisma. But we did have high hopes for Test early on.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 15, 1989) – NWA Clash Of The Champions 9: New York Knockout
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 15, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Clash Of The Champions 9: New York Knockout’ LIVE on TBS from the Houston Field House in Troy, New York.
This was the 9th out of a total of 35 Clash of the Champions events, that aired between 1988 and 1997.
The results can be found here:
The Fabulous Freebirds defeated The Road Warriors by DQ
Doom defeated Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich
The Midnight Express defeated The Dynamic Dudes
Steve Williams defeated The Super Destroyer
The Steiner Brothers defeated The Skyscrapers by DQ
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger (c) defeated Brian Pillman
“I Quit”: Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk