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WWF Veteran Talks About Vince McMahon Redoing The Same Matches During Raw Tapings & Killing The Crowd Back In 90s, Hot Videos Of Alexa Bliss

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 20, 1998) – A WWF Legend Passed Away

On this day in 1998, we lost Old School WWF Legend “Big” Bobo Brazil (Real name: Houston Harris) at the age of 73 after a series of strokes.

He was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) in 1994 by his friend “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd.


• WWF Veteran Talks About Vince McMahon Redoing The Same Matches During Raw Tapings & Killing The Crowd Back In 90s

During a recent edition of The Triple Threat Podcast, WWF Veteran Shane Douglas talked about the upcoming 25th anniversary episode of Raw and the monthly Raw tapings back in the 90s.

Below is what Douglas had to say about the hours of work that went into a monthly Raw taping:

“It was actually more like hours and hours and hours and hours. The crowd got dead after about two hours and there were multiple times and it was a big running joke among the boys that was that you’d go out to the ring and have a match where you might have missed a spot or there was something that Vince wanted that you didn’t put in and they’d stop you behind the curtain and have a towel there for you to towel off and turn around hit the music and send you right back out to do the exact same match you just had finished but including what Vince wanted in the match.

So imagine you are sitting as a fan and you see Shane Douglas and Scott Hall go to the ring and have a match and they come back and ten seconds later the music hits and out comes Shane Douglas and Scott Hall to have the exact same match that you just watched with one or two differences that you probably don’t remember because you are so bored of watching the same match you just watched.

It was just a crowd killer. I remember the first and second hours usually had a decent crowd response but by the end of that second hour you could hear it draining off and by the third or fourth hour the crowd was just flat. Vince would pipe in the music on the TV show so you’d hear a roar of the crowd but you’d see the crowd sitting there motionless with bored looks on their faces and it was pretty evident that it was piped in sound.

To me it was a death-knell and one that I didn’t see the reason for nothing other than overkill to just keep putting on more and more and more matches and sometimes like the old saying goes less is more.

To go out there and lose the crowd after two hours on their feet and wanting more is far better than having a crowd going and looking at their watches saying that they are glad to be getting out of there already which was my recollection of a Raw taping back then. They were brutally long and I believe unnecessarily so.”

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