Welcome to the return of Ask WrestleView! This first edition will be somewhat short, as time was limited (2 days) for questions to be sent in time to make the cut for this week. Next week, after having a full week for reader’s to send in questions, we should have a longer list. With that being said, on to the questions…
All questions were answered by WrestleView’s Chief Historian, Ryan Droste
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Who, other than Sting, would you say is the biggest superstar to never wrestle for Vince??
This is a very good question. It seems like nearly every star you can think of at one point went to Vince. Since you mention Vince specifically, I am only including wrestlers from the 1980s to present, since that is when he took the company over from his father. I’m sure there are others out there, but the “biggest superstars” I can think of off the top of my head are multiple time AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel and Magnum TA. In the case of Bockwinkel, he actually worked as a road agent for the WWF in the late 80s after he retired from wrestling. But he never wrestled for the WWF. Magnum TA, likewise, appeared at the WWE Vengeance PPV in 2006 when they recognized former US Champions, but he never wrestled for Vince.
At WCW Clash Of the Champions in 1994, Hulk Hogan got Attacked by a masked man who was supposed to be Brutus Beefcake, but someone told me that was Arn Anderson that attacked Hogan, was that Arn Anderson or Brutus?
As far as storyline purposes go, it was Brutus Beefcake (Anderson may have actually been playing the role at the Clash). It was revealed at Halloween Havoc of that year that Beefcake was the masked assailant. He and Hogan then went on to wrestle at Starrcade 1994.
I have a question. I was reading Wikipedia and decided to look up the Wrestling Observer awards. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was in a group home from October 2000-May 2002. Now, luckily, I’ve caught up on those years that I missed. But, one thing dogs me: In the WO Awards, the 2001 award winner for “Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic” was something called the “Stephanie McMahon Terrorism interview”. Now, I’ve asked my friends who were watching wrestling at that time and they don’t remember. Please tell me: What was this?
The first WWE show to air after 9/11 was the 9/13 SmackDown episode from Houston. The WWE geared a good majority of the show around 9/11, sending out their prayers, and focusing on how the terrorists were not going to affect how we enjoyed our everyday lives. When it was Stephanie’s turn to give her thoughts, she cut a promo comparing the terrorists attacking America to when a few people in years prior tried to attack the WWF and her family (I took this as referring to the steroid/sex scandal, some may say it was the WWF/WCW war). She went on to say the way her family felt then is “exactly how America feels now.” This promo rubbed a lot of people the wrong way as you can imagine, and many people thought it was pretty tasteless. You be the judge. click here to see a video of this promo.
What are the latest whereabouts of Dh Smith. Last I heard, he was supposed to be packaged w/ Tyson Kidd as a tag team but Kidd has already debuted. my hope is he’s coming soon, but of course, we’ll have to wait & see.
DH Smith is currently wrestling in the WWE’s Florida Championship Wrestling territory. He recently started a feud, actually, with Tyson Kidd (aka TJ Wilson, his longtime tag partner) on the FCW show. Kidd accused Smith of going behind his back to the WWE creative team, trying to get in the Legacy group. Kidd then mocked Smith, bringing up the fact that he made it to television before him anyway.
Why did Eric Bischoff fill In for Tony Schiavone at Slamboree 1995?
Schiavone was taking time off to undergo neck surgery.
That’s all for this edition of Ask WrestleView. If you’d like to submit a question for the next piece, send it in to AskWV@wrestleview.com, and don’t forget to check out Droste’s Double Shot, my personal wrestling blog.