• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (October 16, 1993) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1993’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Charlie Norris vs. The Mask
– WCW Magazine – Interview Dustin Rhodes
– Courtesy WCW Saturday Night last week – Nasty Boys vs. 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell
– Sting vs. Mercenary #1
– Halloween Havoc Control Center
– Lord Steven Regal vs. Mark Starr
– Interview Lord Steven Regal & Sir William
– Ravishing Rick Rude vs. Frankie Lancaster
– WCW Magazine – Interview British Bulldog
– Hollywood Blondes vs. Ice Train & Ron Simmons
• 10 Interesting Stats From SmackDown 1000
The historic 1000th episode of SmackDown, SmackDown 1000, took place tonight and the highlight of the show was Batista planting seeds for a future match with Triple H.
Let’s take a look at 10 interesting stats from SmackDown 1000:
– 1st Ever Title change on SmackDown in Washington, DC took place when The Bar defeated The New Day to win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
– Evolution (Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista & Randy Orton) made its first ever appearance on SmackDown as a group.
– The Bar joins The Usos as the teams who have defeated The New Day to capture Tag Team Titles on multiple occasions.
– The following 3 names have now wrestled on both RAW 1000 & SmackDown 1000: Rey Mysterio, Sheamus & The Miz.
– Sheamus & Cesaro became the 9th & 10th superstars in history to hold both RAW & SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
– While he was not involved in the match, Kofi Kingston (of The New Day) lost a Title for the 3rd time in Washington, DC.
– The Big Show, The Undertaker & Triple H are the only wrestlers to appear on both the 1st and 1000th episode of SmackDown.
– SmackDown has aired on October 16 three times and Rey Mysterio has competed in the main event of all 3 of these shows:
October 16, 2003: Rey Mysterio def. Johnny Stamboli
October 16, 2009: Rey Mysterio def. Batista
October 16, 2018: Rey Mysterio def. Shinsuke Nakamura
– The Undertaker has now appeared on multiple milestone WWE shows, including the first episode of RAW, RAW 1000, RAW 25, first episode of SmackDown & SmackDown 1000.
– The Bar, The New Day & The Usos are all 5 time WWE Tag Team Champions after SmackDown 1000.