• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 26, 1994) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was pre-taped in Canton, Ohio and featured matches, promo videos, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1994’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Razor Ramon vs. Matt Hardy
– Virgil vs. Reno Riggins
– Well Dunn vs. Scrubs
– Doink The Clown vs. Scrub
– Alundra Blaze Interview
– Adam Bomb vs. Phil Apollo
– King of the Ring Report
– Mable vs. Curtis Harrison
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Ryan Scott
• 2 WWE Wrestlers Pulling Out Of TV Tapings, Ric Flair’s Status
WWE is going through a tough time as a number of their employees are reportedly infected with the Coronavirus. So far, Renee Young, Kayla Braxton, Adam Pearce, Tyreke and Jamie Noble have been confirmed to have the virus.
PWInsider earlier noted that the number of positive tests in the company are reportedly two dozen. It’s being said that the number is not exaggerated, but it’s actually higher than that.
WrestlingNewsco is now reporting that two main roster stars have decided to pull out of TV tapings until masks are mandated for everyone who is not in a match.
“One person I spoke with was furious at WWE for having Ric Flair on shows after his well-documented health issues that almost took his life a couple of years ago.
One person I spoke with said Flair seemed happy to be at RAW and he had the choice to sit at home but that choice should have been made for him.
I was told that Ric Flair will not be at future TV tapings in the wake of the news of recent positive tests. At last word, Flair has not been showing any symptoms but it is not known if his test came back negative or positive. Only people at the highest levels of management have the list of who tested positive and that has not been shared with everyone else in the company.
I was told that there are wrestlers who are considering staying home for the next set of tapings and at least two main roster stars have already decided that they will not return until masks are mandated for everyone who is not involved in a match.
I was told that the ‘friends and family’ that were at the last set of tapings will not be used going forward and there has been talking of scaling back on developmental wrestlers acting as ‘fans’.”