- Mister Saint Laurent reporting:
TULLY BLANCHARD SPEAKS CANDIDLY ABOUT HIS CONTROVERSIAL STINT AS A WWE OFFICIAL… WHILE ON A GOLF COURSE
2012 WWE Hall of Fame and 4 Horsemen member Tully Blanchard joined Konnan and Mister Saint Laurent on a golf course yes, really, a GOLF COURSE this week on MLW Radio presented by WWNLive.com. Tully spoke about how much the industry had changed and working as a WWE producer for a brief trial period in 2006:
“People that don’t know what it used to be, the younger generation, they’ve got nothing to judge it against, so they don’t know. They don’t know what ‘old school’ is. They don’t know what WCW used to be. But I can’t just bad mouth [WWE]. The wrestling business is all about selling tickets and back in our day, it took performance to sell tickets because you were in [the same] places every week, every month. You were on television every week and it wasn’t about doing a pay-per-view every month. It wasn’t about TV shows the way they do them now. The formula and the mindset behind everything is so much different. The ‘wrestling show’ is the product now whereas the TV show used to just be an infomercial to get people to come to the arenas.”
Also, Konnan shared a story about Jim Ross courting him to stay with WCW to team with the late Brian Pillman as a high flying tag team only for Konnan to accept a deal from WWF after Pat Patterson aggressively recruited him. Plus, Konnan shares a few classic Iron Sheik stories.