Monday, July 27, 2009

WWE Pursuing Mid-South Tapes, Erik Watts back to WWE?


The Mid-South tapes, the biggest regional group that has not sold their tape library to the WWE, is giving the WWE a hard time. The ex-wife of Mid-South owner Bill Watts owns the tapes. The asking price is too high and it seems she is also trying to get the WWE to give her son, Erik Watts, a contract. Watts, at one time, was part of Tekno Team 2000 in the WWF.

Credit: Slam! Wrestling

Editorial Comment: Thought some of you might find this interesting. I met Erik Watts back in the day at Burger King in Tupelo, Mississippi, prior to a WCW house show that was held at the Tupelo Coliseum, which is now the BancorpSouth Arena. He was a super cool guy. When asked who he would be competing against, later that night, he acted like he didn't really know who the guy was and couldn't pronounce his name. Well, later that night, Erik Watts competed in a match against a young, brash, skinny guy by the name of Jean-Paul Levesque, who you may know now as the thirteen-time World Champion, Triple H.

1 comment:

Kenny said...

That is true, it was January 94, the very first wrestling show ever at the Tupelo Coliseum. HHH, or Terra Ryzin had to beat Erik with a classic school boy and holding of the tights. The main event that night? Lord Steven Regal, with Sir William (Bill Dundee) vs. Rickey Steamboat w/ Ric Flair, who was "injured". The best match I have ever seen live. Ever.