WWE News: This week marks the beginning of a new era in WWE, where not only SmackDown is scheduled to debut on Fox, but this week will also have its season premiere.
Right now all fans are eyeing the Universal Championship match (Sath Rollins vs Ray Mysterio) in the Raw season premiere and the WWE Championship (Kofi Kingston vs Brock Lassner) match in the premiere episode of SmackDown. Apart from this, fans will also be very keen on Hell in a Cell PPV.
The way WWE Superstars entertain viewers onscreen, their backstage stories are also quite funny. In this article, we are going to mention 5 such stories, which were revealed recently.
Angelo Dawkins did not believe WWE wanted him to join the company
For the past two months, The Street Profits has been appearing backstage in WWE. These former NXT champions were recently present in The Lillian Garcia’s podcast ‘The Chasing Glory’.
During the interview, Angelo Dawkins of The Street Profits revealed that he grew up watching much less wrestling because his mother stopped him from doing so. Despite this, he became a successful wrestler.
Gerrard Briscoe, then working as a talent scout at NXT, recognized Angelo’s talent during an event. When Angelo heard that Vince wanted to meet McMahon close to him, he couldn’t believe it. But later both of them met and this is why Angelo is associated with WWE today.
Brock Lesnar’s behavior
Brock Lassner made his WWE debut in 2002 and superstars such as John Cena, Randy Orton, Shelton Benjamin and Batista also became part of WWE this year.
Nick Dinsmore, who the fans mostly know as Eugene, was also part of the OVW class at the time. He recently made a disclosure on the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast that Lassner looked cool backstage in his early days.
Nick further stated that he would come to the arena first, set the ring and lastly he left the arena. According to Nick, Lassner had something in the early stages of his career that forced others to be attracted to him. This is why this former NCAA Heavyweight Wrestling Champion went on to become so successful in WWE.
Ken’s name would have been different today
All fans know that to be a successful superstar it is very important to have in-ring talent. To connect with the audience, it is very important to get a good storyline, a good character as well as a good name in a performer with great in-ring ability.
Speaking of Glenn Jacobs, he appeared in many characters early in his career, including The Christmas Creator and Fake Diesel. But in all these characters, he did not get that success in the wrestling industry until he made his debut as a character in 1997 in ‘Your House: Bad Blood’.
In a new WWE documentary, ‘You’re Gotta Be Kane’ Jacobs revealed that many people in WWE wanted to name his new character ‘Inferno’ but WWE producer Bruce Pritchard liked the name ‘Kane’.
Santino Marella Reveals Why His Intercontinental Gimmick Was Over
Santino Marella became Intercontinental Champion in August 2008, when he teamed with Beth Phoenix at SummerSlam to beat Kofi Kingston and Mickey James in an intergender tag team match.
After his champion, ‘Tonk-e-Meter’ on the big screen every week shows how many more days are left to break the record of becoming the most days champion.
Santino, one of WWE’s best comedy characters, used to say that he would break the honky-tonk man’s record of being the 454-day Intercontinental Champion. However, his dream could not be fulfilled and he was able to remain champion for only 12 weeks.
Speaking to Wrestlezone, the 45-year-old former champion revealed that his Honk-a-Meter gimmick was terminated because someone on the creative team told Vince McMahon that it was not okay to champion comedian Wrestler for so many days.
Vince McMahon did not want a match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels
If we look at the history of WWE programming of the last three decades, there have been very few such fights that have reached the Legendary Feud of The Undertaker and Sean Michaels.
Both of these superstars were part of the first Hell in a Cell match in 1999 in ‘Your House: Bad Blood’. This match is still counted as one of the best matches ever done inside the steel structure.
At the same time, both of these matches at WrestleMania 25 and 26 are considered to be among the best matches in WWE history.
In ‘That’s Gotta Be Kane’, Michaels revealed that Vince did not want a match between McMahon, Heartbreak Kid, and The Undertaker. Perhaps this is the reason that from 1990 to 1997, these two superstars never appeared on television fighting each other.
According to Bruce Pritchard, the general belief at the time was that the two would not benefit from this fight.