Daily Archives: July 13, 2016

Steve Austin and Vince Russo Shoots On Damien Sandow

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Steve Austin like we have said is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Vince Russo is said to be responsible for the greatest time in WWF known as the “The Attitude Era” in the late 90’s when they was competing with WCW in the Monday Night Wars. Many people feel that if it wasn’t for Russo many of the stars that we grew to love and admire wouldn’t have made it as big as they did without Russo’s direction.

Damien Sandow when he first started his run with WWE had the gimmick of an educator sort of like the Genius Lanny Poffo was in the 80’s. Believe it or not though Damien made it work and it started getting over with the fans as lame as the gimmick was. He went on to win the Money In The Bank Match in 2013. After he won the Money In the Bank it appeared his career was taking off until he cashed in his Money In The Bank on Monday Night Raw against John Cena and was beat pretty easily (Made Damien Look Bad).

After it looked like his career was going down the drain, they put him in a tag team with Curtis Axel and they acted like Hulk Hogan and The Macho Man. It shouldn’t have got over but it got over some how and the fans loved it. Hulk Hogan was in the news for saying the “N Word” and that was the end of that gimmick.

The last gimmick he was in was the Miz’s Stunt Double. Again it shouldn’t have got over but Damien made it work again. The guy had all the makings of a great WWE Superstar and could get a broom stick over so what happened to his WWE career. Listen in as Stonecold and Vince Russo elaborate.

Superstar Billy Graham Shoots On Bob Backlund

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Before there was the Hulk Hogan’s and Jesse Ventura’s in the world of wrestling, there was Superstar Billy Graham. Superstar was one of the most copied wrestlers ever and he was way ahead of his time. Without him ¬†you would never have had Hulk Hogan’s persona of the 27 inch pythons, the bandanna’s and later on his career the feather boa, and of course is emphasis on the word “brother”. Graham rose to the top of professional wrestling by beating one of the greatest champions of all time for the belt, The Living Legend Bruno Sammartino.

Superstar continued to do what Bruno did before him and that was have sell out crowds and legendary matches. Superstar was a heel though and the people where paying to see him get beat, although later in his title run the fans where starting to cheer for him more and more. After having the title for a little more than a year, WWWF owner Vince Mcmahon Sr. decided he wanted to put the belt on a more wholesome and All American Bob Backlund. So a year into to his title reign Bob Backlund beat Superstar Billy Graham on February 20th, 1978 for the WWWF title and held that title for over 5 years until Iron Sheik beat him in 1983.

In this interview with Hannibal TV Superstar Billy Graham gives his honest opinion of Bob Backlund. He talks about when Vince decided he was going to take the title off of him. He also discusses what Bruno Sammartino thought of the title change and more. It’s an interesting excerpt from a good interview. Let us know what you think below.