While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Booker T revealed that Sid Vicious was the one that brought he and his brother, Stevie Ray, to WCW. Vicious told them that he wanted to transition to the front office so he recruited them to show management that he had an eye for talent. Sid even allowed Harlem Heat to stay at his apartment for the first three months that they were with World Championship Wrestling.
January 24, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Kevin Sullivan revealed that everyone was against his idea of putting the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on Chris Benoit. Sid Vicious said he was against the idea and even told that to Benoit himself. Sullivan said that it was hard to put over someone like Benoit because management had other guys making more than a million dollars a year.
December 17, 2015
A longstanding rumor was confirmed by Ric Flair during his latest podcast interview show. He reiterated that he refused to drop the WCW World Heavyweight Championship to Lex Luger, who had chased Flair and the belt for a very long time. The reason why the Nature Boy refused to do that was because he had promised the title to Sting. This caused a major conflict with promoter Jim Herd and caused Flair to leave for WWE.
December 11, 2015
During a recent interview with the Daily Pioneer, the Great Khali revealed that he was once signed with WCW. He spent about six or seven months under contract with the promotion, where he was being trained and developed. When Vince McMahon purchased the company, WWE opted against buying his contract since he was so green at the time.
November 30, 2015
Through FOX Sports, Jim Ross revealed a rather interesting story about Ole Anderson. Back when Undertaker was wrestling in WCW, his contract was coming to an end. Ross felt that the deal should have been renewed and tried to convince Anderson to make it happen. However, Anderson told Ross that he felt that Undertaker would never be a draw and doubted his future in the business.
November 20, 2015
After WCW folded, Buff Bagwell was one of the guys whose contract was picked up by WWE. His stint there did not go well. Things apparently went downhill whenever Bagwell was involved in a backstage altercation with Shane Helms. Bagwell required 20 stitches from the fight and was sent home. When he called Jim Ross back, Bagwell felt that he received the cold shoulders, so he blames Ross for his failure in the company.
November 10, 2015
According to Greg Gagne, he was screwed by Eric Bischoff on a deal that brought Hulk Hogan to WCW. He stated that he was the one that set up the initial meeting between Bischoff and Hogan. Gagne stated that he told Bischoff that he wanted a percentage of the deal that Hogan was to receive. Bischoff allegedly agreed to the deal, but Gagne never received any of the money that was promised to him.
November 9, 2015
There is a bit of a dispute online right now about the actual salary that WWE is paying Alberto Del Rio. One source has him being paid approximately $1.5 million, while another conflicting source states that it is much less than that. Konnan decided to chime in since he knows Del Rio personally. The former WCW star stated that Del Rio would not be back with World Wrestling Entertainment if he wasn't making a ton of money.
November 8, 2015