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About his match against Randy Savage in Nov 1986. He said that Dick Ebersol told him that if the ratings went down during this match he would be stuck doing only TV`s in Poughkeepsie.

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Peters1977 wrote: About his match against Randy Savage in Nov 1986. He said that Dick Ebersol told him that if the ratings went down during this match he would be stuck doing only TV`s in Poughkeepsie.
Ebersol hated Roberts since the first time they met when Roberts didn't know who he was and threw his script in his face and refused to read it.  I wouldn't be surprised if Ebersol really said that, although I doubt it would've happened.

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It almost sounds like it could have been said in jest.

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srossi wrote: Peters1977 wrote: About his match against Randy Savage in Nov 1986. He said that Dick Ebersol told him that if the ratings went down during this match he would be stuck doing only TV`s in Poughkeepsie.
Ebersol hated Roberts since the first time they met when Roberts didn't know who he was and threw his script in his face and refused to read it.  I wouldn't be surprised if Ebersol really said that, although I doubt it would've happened.

Jake hated the "script" they had written for him for the match, and wasn't afraid to tell Ebersol about it, which is why Ebersol supposedly "hated" Jake. Jake thought the script(and the person who wrote it) were "fucking stupid & didn't know dick about wrestling"(that came from Humperdink to me, when i asked him about it a few years back. Gary Hart told me the same fucking story, so I believe Jake. Ebersol's a cunt of the highest order.

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good for Jake for standing up to this dillweed.

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I find it hard to believe that Ebersol would have that much pull as it pertains to things besides SNMEs.

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beejmi wrote: I find it hard to believe that Ebersol would have that much pull as it pertains to things besides SNMEs.

Why not? he was head of NBC @ the time, and the WWE were still sorta newbies when it came to doing shows on their network. It's only natural that the head of the tv company would try a dickish move like writing a script for wrestlers to follow. He's not a wrestling person, he's a tv person. Much like Jim Turd wsn't a wrestling person when he took over NWA/WCW, and look what he did after taking over?

 

Ebersol was trying to be the man in EVERYthing he could be, and wrestling wasn't one of them. I dont blame Jake for being pissed, and not wanting to follow along, or "tow the line", just to make NBC happy. He didn't like it(the script) and said something about it.  Had this been Hogan saying it, or someone else more prominant, no one wouldve said a thing about it, and  not made a big deal of it. But, because it was Jake, it's a big deal? I dont blame Jake for feeling that way, as Humpy and Gary Hart BOTH told me they agreed with what he said/did & both said they didn't think Ebersol should've had anything to do w/wrestling outside of it being put onto his network at the time. Also, BOTH said they met Ebersol and thought he was a huge dick.

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Humperdink and Gary Hart weren't with the WWF in 1986.

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stingmark wrote: beejmi wrote: I find it hard to believe that Ebersol would have that much pull as it pertains to things besides SNMEs.

Why not? he was head of NBC @ the time, and the WWE were still sorta newbies when it came to doing shows on their network. It's only natural that the head of the tv company would try a dickish move like writing a script for wrestlers to follow. He's not a wrestling person, he's a tv person.


Wasnt questioning whether he tried to have input - questioned whether he would have enough "pull" to have any type of "punishment" be carried out by McMahon that could in turn affect McMahon's business.

I would take most of the things that Jake says "with a grain of salt".

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beejmi wrote: stingmark wrote: beejmi wrote: I find it hard to believe that Ebersol would have that much pull as it pertains to things besides SNMEs.

Why not? he was head of NBC @ the time, and the WWE were still sorta newbies when it came to doing shows on their network. It's only natural that the head of the tv company would try a dickish move like writing a script for wrestlers to follow. He's not a wrestling person, he's a tv person.


Wasnt questioning whether he tried to have input - questioned whether he would have enough "pull" to have any type of "punishment" be carried out by McMahon that could in turn affect McMahon's business.

I would take most of the things that Jake says "with a grain of salt".

Good luck.  Any white substance would have snorted up a long time ago.



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