• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
WWF Attitude Era Veteran Steve Blackman celebrates his 55th birthday today.
Blackman originally wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation as a so called ‘Jobber to the Stars’ in 1988 & 1989, doing jobs on weekly WWF TV shows, as well as WWF House shows.
He was then offered a full-time contract to become an actual WWF Superstar, but unfortunately around that time he contracted malaria and dysentery, which sidelined him for 6 years.
He then returned to the WWF, this time as an actual full-time WWF Superstar, in late 1997, making the save for Vader, thus being introduced as a babyface.
He wrestled regularly on WWF TV Shows & PPVs until the summer of 2001, so he was there for the entire time of the famous Attitude Era, an era in history that can never be duplicated.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE BLACKMAN!
• WWF Veteran Says Tag Team Match On RAW Should’ve Been Stopped After Liv Morgan Got Knocked Out
During a recent edition of The Taz Show podcast, WWF Veteran Taz discussed the RAW incident between Brie Bella and Liv Morgan where Liv got knocked out her Brie kicked her in the face twice.
— Les Moore (@prowrestling) September 25, 2018
Below is what Taz said:
“First off, Bella didn’t… it wasn’t intentional. I watched it many times from a couple of different angles. It’s not intentional; it happens. Their timing… both girls, their timing was off, it’s that simple. It happens; it’s a cliché and you hear it all the time, but it’s a shoot, it is not ballet. It’s not Liv’s fault, it’s not Bella’s fault, it is their timing. It just happens.
Liv got caught on a part of her chin, and that’s basically what ended up knocking her out. It was scary seeing that happen to her. I have to say, I do think that WWE, their intentions… I always talk about how they’re big into safety.
This was a bang-bang situation, and I think that things could’ve been handled better, in my professional opinion. Just as an observer watching it, and someone who has been knocked out in the ring, someone who has knocked people out in the ring, I have to be honest in these comments.
You might not hear this from people who work for WWE, or want to go back to WWE, but I’m just going to say it. That match has to stop, and that girl needs to be taken out ASAP. Once she got knocked out, she should not have tried to get up, no one should have touched her neck.
Brie Bella was concerned about her, so she was checking on her, but everything needs to stop. She should not be involved in a spot later on, she should not have to lock up and push… you can see she’s falling down, once Brie kicked her in the jaw and goes for the cover, you can see Brie is concerned.
“Brie knows something’s wrong, and almost instinctually, Liv kicked out with such a weak kick out. And then Brie’s nervous, and she is picking her up by the head, and the referee doesn’t know what to do. And Brie’s trying to hold her up, and Liv can’t even stand up! And she’s trying; she’s got to be taken out of the ring, and it’s got to end.
It has got to completely just end. She has got to be taken out of the match. Nothing else should have happened. I just had to get that off my chest, and I got to be honest with you. I’m a little surprised at what went down.”
For those who don’t know, WWE confirmed that Liv Morgan suffered a concussion due to this incident:
“Liv Morgan has a concussion and is going through the proper protocol under WWE’s comprehensive wellness program.”