Stevie Richards has revealed he “feels terrible” about his infamous chair shot to the head of JBL.
It had been said for years that Stevie Richards chair shot to JBL was revenge, owing to an incident at ECW One Night Stand.
During the event, JBL attacked the Blue Meanie, leaving him bloodied and legitimately injured in the ring.
This resulted in a match between The Blue Meanie, with the recently reunited BWO in tow, against JBL on the July 7th, 2005 episode of Friday Night Smackdown.
Stevie Richards hit JBL with a hard chair shot to the head during the match, which many have claimed was him “Getting revenge” on the former WWE Champion.
However, Steve Richards denied that in a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, stating he “still feel bad” about hitting him with such a hard chair shot.
“I still feel bad about that!”
“I mean, we’re laughing about it, but you know, I really do. I mean, John laughs about it now too, thank God.”
“But I’m talking to John, and I said, ‘Dude, you’re so tall, I don’t know if I can hit you properly with the chair.’ Dude’s like, what, six-six, 300 pounds?’ The guy is a monster.”
“I asked him, ‘Is there any way you can be on one knee or something where I can get you?’ And he was like, ‘No, no, just lay into me, no big deal.’ He was totally cool about it.”
Stevie Richards also revealed that he is likely retired from wrestling, due to a series of spinal injuries that has kept him out the ring for year.
“I really don’t know about that. I mean, but the spine infection and the fact that two discs and four levels of my vertebrae are eaten away, and I need them to naturally fuse over 12-18 months, essentially right now I’m done.”
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.