• AEW Wrestler Says He Was Scheduled To Win The Intercontinental Championship, But Backstage Heat Nixed Those Plans
During his appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, AEW wrestler Miro (fka Rusev in WWE) talked about getting heat backstage in WWE when his real-life marriage with Lana got covered by TMZ.
Miro said he ended up jobbing on WWE TV because of this:
“Somebody leaks [photos of the wedding] and they blame [Lana]. They blame me. I do jobs for 6 months. Our story gets cancelled that night we were in Chicago. I remember it because I was supposed to win the IC Title. I was supposed to get married with Summer [Rae].
They nixed it that night, and when I talked to Vince, he’s like, ‘well, TMZ, it’s like CNN. It’s world news. Everybody knows it’s true… Everybody will go against it.’ So CJ did nothing for a long time, and I was doing jobs forever.”
WATCH: Lana In A Hot Outfit (Part 2):
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (November 12, 1988) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1988, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode from the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Starrcade 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. Original Midnight Express vs. Price/Allen
2. Barry Windham vs. Curtis Thompson
3. Mike Rotundo vs. David Isley
4. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Bill Holiday
5. Lex Luger vs. Trent Knight
6. Ric Flair vs. George South
7. Abdullah The Butcher vs. Randy Hogan
8. Stan Lane vs. Menace II
9. Ron Simmons & Eddie Gilbert vs. Holiday/Royal
10. Fantastics vs. Steele/Jones