• 2 Returns Take Place On Tonight’s Throwback Edition Of SmackDown
Tonight’s Throwback Edition of SmackDown kicked off with Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman and Jey Uso coming out.
Reigns talked about ending Daniel Bryan’s SmackDown career on last week’s show and also did a 10-bell salute for Bryan’s dead career (with Heyman making the bell sound).
Reigns then introduced Bryan’s replacement on the blue brand – the returning Jimmy Uso.
Jimmy was out of action since WrestleMania 36 due to a knee injury.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 8, 2021
Cesaro then interrupted them and said no one can replace Bryan and he then got attacked by Seth Rollins from behind.
WWE Hall Of Famer Teddy Long then came out and said WWE Official Adam Pearce has given him power to make decisions tonight.
Teddy announced that if Cesaro beats Rollins tonight, he’ll go on to challenge Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania Backlash.
— WWE (@WWE) May 8, 2021
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 7, 1989) – NWA WRESTLEWAR 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 7, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA WrestleWar 1989’ LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This pay-per-view event also featured a small concert by the country music band ‘The Oak Ridge Boys’.
Here are the results:
The Great Muta defeated Doug Gilbert
Butch Reed defeated Ranger Ross
Bullrope match: Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Orton Jr.
Dynamic Dudes defeated The Samoan SWAT Team
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Michael Hayes defeated Lex Luger (c)
NWA World Television Championship: Sting (c) defeated The Iron Sheik
NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat (c)
NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors defeated The Varsity Club (c) by DQ
NWA United States Tag Team Championship: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner (c) defeated TheVarsity Club