Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Why did they build up Tatanka and then bury him.
I don't know when the incident Tatanka is talking about occurred but Nash joined WWE in the summer of 1993 and Waltman joined in the spring of 1993. So, 4 members of the future Kliq were already there.
But, in Marty Jannetty's shoot interview, he spoke upon HBK's politics as far back as 1992.
Jannetty was fired, after allegedly being drunk and passing out backstage at the TV Taping after Royal Rumble. He told Vince he was tired and went to sleep, as he had been at the arena since 1:00 with nothing to do. He wanted Vince to test him, as it was a big deal because Jannetty's contract had a no drinking clause based on him flipping out while drunk once in a hotel in Canada.
Jannetty says it was Curt Hennig who got WWE to bring him back a few months later. He says Hennig told him it was HBK who went to Vince and got Jannetty fired. Vince rehired Jannetty, supposedly on the claims that HBK himself was intoxicated the night before the show, passing out face first in his food from too many Somas. Allegedly, the incident lead to a punishment towards HBK by Vince, when he had him drop the belt to Jannetty. Jannetty also said that several wrestlers had grew sour on HBK, with one wrestler saying "He thinks this is real".
I don't think it's as much as HBK buried Tatanka but more about HBK just flat out being an asshole. I've long heard he refused to drop the belt to Tatanka but I can't honestly say that was true, only what I heard.