Why would they trot out Ted Dibiase for the anniversary show only to release him less than two weeks later? The only explanation I could understand would be if they wanted to give him one last hurrah in front of a live crowd.
So I guess he won't be a part of that potential WWE Legends vs. Spirit Squad match that seemed to be brewing for Survivor Series. What a shame.
TEN YEARS AGO IN WRESTLING HISTORY: OCTOBER 1996 WWF: Mankind d. Undertaker in the first ever Buried Alive match at...WWF Buried Alive. Also, Steve Austin continued his efforts to bring Bret Hart back to the ring by turning on Brian Pillman, shattering his ankle in what to this day is known as "Pillmanizing".
WCW: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage in a main event no one cared about, but Roddy Piper came out immediately after to end Halloween Havoc with a bang. The Outsiders won their first WCW Tag Team titles by beating Harlem Heat.
I'm with ya, weevil. Today's production, athleticism, technical ability, body appearance, music, moveset and even most of the gimmicks are far better than the olden days, in my opinion, and yes, I watched back then.