Alex Wright has opened up on an incident that led to Paul Roma being unceremoniously fired from WCW in February 1995.
Although he’s better known for his tenure in the WWF, where he teamed with Hercules as Power & Glory, Paul Roma managed to spend two years working for WCW before its boom period. His stint brought three World Tag Team Championships reigns Roma’s way, as well as a spot in a revamped Four Horsemen.
In February 1995, Roma was asked to help make Alex Wright, at the time a rookie, look good. They collided at that year’s SuperBrawl pay-per-view in a match designed to be dominated by ‘Das Wunderkind’. Instead, Paul Roma controlled large portions, succumbing only to a flash rollup.
It’s an event that resulted in Roma’s departure from World Championship Wrestling. Wrestling just eight more matches for WCW, Roma was used as an enhancement talent, losing every contest that followed his insubordination from SuperBrawl V.
Alex Wright has now opened up on the incident during a recent chat with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, detailing how he was afraid to lose his own job:
“Being new in the company and being just 19-years-old, I was afraid to lose my job if I would fight back in that match. It definitely was the wrong decision to do it, which Paul did, because he lost a job for that sh*t.”
Following SuperBrawl V, Paul Roma lost a series of house show matches to Alex Wright, as well as televised matches vs. Dustin Rhodes and Johnny B. Badd. His official final WCW outing came against Brian Pillman on an edition of WCW Prime aired 10 April.
Now a free agent, the former Pretty Wonderful man competed three times for the Austrian promotion Catch Wrestling Association, alongside an ill-fated attempt at a return to the WWF. Although he was retired from the ring for several years, Roma’s most recent encounter occurred in December 2021.
Alex Wright, meanwhile, stayed with WCW until its closure in March 2001, and has wrestled just once since. He has, however, opened his own wrestling school and promotion; The Wright Stuff and New European Championship Wrestling, respectively.