Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Wrestling Rumors & Title Runs
I got more:
Back when Raven was in WCW, he did an angle where he was basically depressed and shot several vignettes at his house with "Jim/Hak" and Chastity (who I believe was acknowledged as his sister). In one of the vignettes, Raven began going through his collectibles and upon finding it, put a lot of focus on a picture of Roddy Piper. According to Raven in a shoot interview, it was suppose to lead to an angle with Piper, due to their connection to Oregon, with the plot being that Raven looked up to Piper. For whatever reason, it never happened. This and other things led to Raven leaving WCW that summer.
During Shawn Michaels suspension in 1993, WWF ran commercials for their hotline, urging fans to call and vote on whether or not Shawn should be reinstated. Problem was, at the time of the advertising for the hotline, Michaels had already returned and began working house shows.
Supposedly, Scott Steiner refused a singles push in WCW in 91 because he felt it would have saw his brother Rick turn into a comedy character and eventually get fired.
Hulk Hogan wanted to bring Yokozuna to WCW to avenge his KOTR '93 loss to him.
After Brock Lesnar defeated Hogan in 2002 via ref stoppage, HHH bitched to management about not doing that type of finish anymore.
In '95-'96, Kevin Sullivan (in his timeline shoot) said that Ric Flair would come to him often, listing wrestlers Hogan should job to. So, in a span of 3 weeks, Hogan jobbed to Flair and his best friend, Arn Anderson, just to shut Flair up.