Former WWE star Savio Vega who is a former three times International Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion recently looked back at the infamous brawl for all tournament of WWE that took place in 1998. He talked about what was not allowed during this tournament.
Brawl for all was a shoot fighting tournament arranged in WWE back in 1998 with WWE stars. It was unscripted and it was an idea to compete with WCW back in the time. The idea of the brawl for all was pitched by Vince Russo and it is considered as one of the worst decisions ever made by Russo.
Savio Vega On What Was Not Allowed In The Brawl For All
The wrestlers who competed in this promotion had no experience of shoot fighting, as a result is called several injuries to many stars. The tournament was designed to push “Dr. Death” Steve Williams but it was ultimately won by Bart Gunn.
At WrestleMania XV Bart Gunn what the real life kickboxer Butterbean and got manhandled. This match is considered to be the end of Bart Gunn’s professional wrestling career. He was not only defeated but humiliated by Butterbean.
Former WWE star Savio Vega who was a participant of this tournament recently spoke to Fightful where he discussed about the infamous Brawl for All tournament of WWE. He talked about what the participants were not allowed to do during this tournament. Here is what he had to say;
“So, when we have this big meeting and put the rules by the boys—who’s on and who’s off. So, this is the crew. That’s when they say, and that’s on the media, too, I choose the guys, pull the names out.
“We put the rules in—there’s not gonna be no kicks, just takedowns. They say, ‘No kicks because the only karate guy here or martial arts guy here is Savio, and he’s gonna kick everybody’s ass.’ So, no kicks. So, just punching and takedowns and stuff like that. Knock outs, of course.”