Sports Radio 610’s 5th annual celebrity roast with special guest Booker T!

Booker TSports Radio 610 in Houston, TX is holding their 5th annual comedy roast this year, and our guest this year is none other than Booker T.  Booker is a Houston native, a 6 time world champion, and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

Here are the details:

  • The event is being held December 11, 2013 from 8pm-10:30pm at the Houston Improv located at 7620 Katy Fwy Ste 431 Houston, TX 77024.
  • Tickets are $30 and $60 for VIP (Includes meet and greet, floor seating, and two drink tickets.
  • A portion of the proceeds go to the “Booker T. Fights for Kids Foundation”.

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Bob’s Random Rumblings – 10 Guys Misused by WCW

Random Rumblings

Ten Guys Misused By WCW

World Championship Wrestling has been dead and gone for over twelve years. Throughout its history they messed up their chances with several talents who would end up going to other promotions and achieve greatness or they simply never reached their highest level of success. Here are ten wrestlers that come to mind that could have done so much more in WCW, but never did.

Raven
Perhaps the character that had the most to offer for World Championship Wrestling and achieved much less than he could have is Raven. Don’t get me wrong, Raven had a good run with the promotion from his debut in 1997 to about April 1998. However, once he dropped the WCW United States Championship to Goldberg on April 20th, Raven was just a midcarder who never rose up the card. He would get frustrated and quit the promotion in the summer of 1999 and return to ECW.

I wish that Raven didn’t quit and remained with WCW. Vince Russo was a fan of Raven’s, as a apparent by both the booking of Russo in the early days of TNA and interviews I’ve listened to. I believe Raven would have been a huge star for the promotion during the New Blood era. There were several main event feuds that Raven could have competed in that would have been fresh and money making feuds for the promotion. Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Sting and Booker T. I think Raven would’ve been able to produce top quality programs with those four men. A man can dream.

Cactus Jack
Another ECW guy who first got success in WCW. He had a breakout match with Sting at Beach Blast 1992 but wouldn’t rise up the card in the promotion again until he turned face in early 1993 and had a feud with Vader in 1993. During 1993 Jack and Vader had some brutal matches on television that got Cactus over huge with the crowd. They had a match at Havoc 1993 which Vader won. After that, Jack would be simply placed in the tag division where he teamed with Maxx Payne and Kevin Sullivan. Cactus would leave in September 1994 and would arrive in the WWF in March 1996.

WCW wasted Jack after Havoc 1993. From everything that I’ve watched of WCW in the mid 1990s the fans were eating up Cactus and enjoyed his hardcore style. There are several feuds that Cactus could have still done in WCW. Especially a deranged Cactus feuding with a babyface Flair or Hogan. Those two feuds would have appealed to internet fans along with the general public. Instead, WCW tossed Jack to the side and let the WWF snatch up a great performer.

Bret Hart
Without question Bret Hart was horribly misused in WCW. Yeah, the Montreal Screw job really ruined Bret, but the booking of Hart in WCW is head scratching and makes you wonder how could a company use someone so poorly. When it came to in-ring action Hart was active from 1998-1999 in WCW. So, that is twenty four pay per views. Out of twenty four pay per views Bret wrestled on eleven pay per views. There was a stretch from November ’98 to October ’99 where Hart didn’t compete on pay per view. Of course, in May 1999 Bret’s younger brother Owen Hart passed away so he took time away from the promotion. Regardless of that from November 98 to April 1999 Bret didn’t appear on pay per view. Actually, he wasn’t even regularly used on television.

Bret was a victim of Eric Bischoff just looking to sign wrestlers with a name to take out the World Wrestling Federation. Besides, working with guys like Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall who either didn’t want to work with Bret are felt insulted by him in the WWF. Bret was doomed from the start in WCW. At least he made a lot of money in WCW for the time he was there.

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WWE.com presents the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro from March 26, 2001

Nitro 2

Courtesy of WWE.com:

On March 26, 2001, the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro was broadcast, effectively ending the Monday Night Wars. Relive the historic evening with our exclusive playlist, comments from WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and an exclusive Nitro gallery featuring many of WCW’s biggest stars!

Watch the video here:

http://www.wwe.com/videos/playlists/final-monday-nitro-playlist

Recent Booker T interview

Booker T

Courtesy: www.MondayNightMayhem.com

WWE SmackDown General Manager and newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s “Class of 2013,” Booker T,was the featured guest on this week’s edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent.

The former six-time World Champion joined The Big Mosh and “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his highly-anticipated return, which is now available for download on the Wrestleview Radio Network:

Booker T/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MP3 Streaming Audio):

http://www.wrestleviewradio.com/WVIP_Preview/mnm031813.mp3

Interview highlights courtesy of WWEDVDNews.com’s Aaron Carnevale, MNM’s National Correspondent:

His thoughts on his fellow inductees in this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class: “All of those guys (Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, Mick Foley, Trish Stratus, and Donald Trump) have their own special unique talent. They all brought something different to the game. I’m honored to be sitting out there watching these guys and get that honor. I am looking forward to seeing Bruno Sammartino finally taking that step into immortality. I think it is something that is long overdue. It’s going to be a great night any way you look at it.”

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Booker T recalls his confrontation with Batista in 2006

LordsofPain.net writer Daniel Pena reports that recently Booker T spoke to Fighting Spirit Magazine (FightingSpiritMagazine.co.uk) and recalled his physical altercation with Batista on May 8, 2006 at a commercial photo shoot in Encino, California for that year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event.

Batista, who rose to main event status in a relatively short period of time, was already unpopular within the locker room due to his lack of respect for those who came before him coupled with a sense of entitlement. That day, Booker T took issue with The Animal’s poor demeanor.

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Recent Booker T interview

Courtesy: www.WrestleView.com

Former six-time World Champion and the current WWE SmackDown General Manager, Booker T, was the featured guest on this week’s edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can now feel The Mayhem every week only on the WrestleView Radio Network. Join in the celebration of #MNMX, the ten-year anniversary celebration of “Your Home of Wrestling Radio” right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem & www.Facebook.com/FeelTheMayhem), and follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem).

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