• WWF/WCW Legend Comments On Stone Cold Steve Austin Having An Issue With Him
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘My World’ podcast, Old School WWF/WCW Legend Jeff Jarrett spoke about his backstage problems with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during the Attitude Era.
When Austin was working for Jerry Jarrett (Jeff’s father), he was shocked after receiving a very small paycheck. Jeff then walked up to Austin and said, “Keep looking at it, boy. It’s not going to make it bigger.”
This led to Austin having heat with Jeff and not wanting to work with him in 1998. However, Austin also said the following about not working with Jeff during an interview:
“Jarrett wasn’t physical enough – he didn’t hit the ropes hard enough. And it wasn’t a case of me being able to bring him up, more a case of him bringing me down because of how hot I was. I’m not out there UFC shoot fighting, but Jesus Christ, lay some stuff in on me, bust my mouth, whatever.”
Here’s what Double J had to say about the heat between them
“I remember it vividly. Let’s go down the story behind the story. Let’s go back in time. Should I have said it? Hell no because I had no idea and didn’t know until years later until these kinds of stories came out.
I don’t even remember the first time hearing it, from Bruce (Prichard) and others, and I’m like, ‘Oh dear Lord.’ I was shocked. I was shocked in so many ways because Steve wasn’t the first person that I said that to.
Matter of fact, you have to laugh about it because if you don’t, you’re going to cry over it. My paychecks were exactly what others were. We got $40 and this happened in Evansville, IN. We got paid on crappy houses, $40 bucks, in Louisville, Evansville, and Nashville.
My father always tried to pay a little bit better in Memphis because the gross was bigger. There were a lot of $40 payoffs, and 7 times 40 is $280. So most guys got about $350 a week on the really crappy weeks.”
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• Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran Perry Saturn (Real name: Perry Satullo) celebrates his 55th birthday today.
Together with his Tag Team partner John Kronus as ‘The Eliminators’, they got their first big break in the business in Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, where they wrestled from 1995 till Perry Saturn joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1997.
In WCW, he was a member of both factions, Raven’s Flock (1997-1998) and The Revolution (1999-2000), before he jumped ship to the rival World Wrestling Federation in early 2000, joining Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko who also left WCW for the WWF at the same time.
Together they were known as ‘The Radicalz’.
He stayed with the promotion till his release in 2002 and then went on to wrestle on the indies.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PERRY SATURN!