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Background to the story - "Three months into our run, at the Jafffa Mosque Altoona, PA they had Stan Lane, Bobby Eaton and Jim Cornette triple-teaming us, ‘injuring’ Pillman’s throat with Cornette’s tennis racquet and ‘stealing’ the tag belts. The fans went through the roof.  The bookers had stumbled on a hot new angle. Gordon Solie, told me “I’ve never seen a match that went over so well.” He was drinking vodka martinis at the Omni. It was past midnight and we were the last people in the bar. A guy like Solie had seen a million angles and never sold. And yet Ric told us to kill it. Meltzer wrote -  “Zenk and Pillman vs Midnights had a hot angle, but most of the heat was killed in the boardroom and the rest of the heat was done away with this weekend.”   But why can a hot angle? They told us they couldn’t exploit Pillman’s throat! I’d never heard that one before! In wrestling you exploit everything. And you never kill a hot money angle. But Flair couldn’t follow, so he canned it. As Dusty always said ‘Its not nice to outdraw the booker.”
 

From WCW year book 1990

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