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| Why Me, Lord? The Eric Watts
The Greensboro Coliseum's wrestling days were numbered by 1990. I think it got down to a crowd of 1,800 to 2,000 a show and that wasn't good business. WCW was getting ready to pull the plug and sadly we all knew it. You can't have that much red ink for too long so the good old Front Row started to have fun stirring up the mix.
was now running the company; he was in a very tough spot because his job
was to cut costs and contracts.
He sucked and everyone knew it.
Word got out that
Anyway, that really pissed everybody off and I decided
Arn was not going to lose to Eric Watts. There was no way this was going
to happen. I began to make plans to stop this insanity. I went up to a
friend of mine named Tarron Coleson who wrestled on the independents and
hired him to do a run in during the match. I told him that when
And he said he would do it.
Now Tarron was a big boy that was about six two and about 380 pounds so I figured that he could take the beating he was going to get by diving into the ring that night. But then, if you can't take advantage of your friends, who can you take advantage of?
word got out that Arn doing the job to
night came and out walked
Yeah, it was that Steve Austin in the curtain jerker no less.
Just as quickly we all pushed the barricade right back
at him! It was not the best thing to do because the cops began to walk
towards us and Crockett said, "Go on! I always wanted to throw your ass
in jail!" Then, as if by magic,
This match went about ten minutes when, near the end,
out later that Steve Austin got into big trouble for not doing the job
You know the truth hurts.
not rid of Eric Watts that easily, he returned a few more times to punish
us with his idiotic push. One night, I made a sign on typewriter paper
that said, Eric the Weenie on one side and a hot dog on the other. I took
this ugly thing down to Kinko's and printed up about three hundred of
them. When I got to the Coliseum, I started giving them out to everyone.
A couple of young kids asked me why I was doing this to
That was a lie but it worked!
Those kids took a handful and gave them out to everybody. When
And he winked at us.
So I guess he wasn't all that bad a guy. But he sucked as a wrestler.
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