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AEW Wrestler Says His Gimmick Is Inspired By The Undertaker & Papa Shango

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (September 13, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to “NWA Starrcade 1986”.

The card can be found below:

The Midnight Express vs. Randy Barber & Paul Garner

The Thunderfoots vs. Keith Patterson & Tony Zane

Ole Anderson vs. Jack Jackson

Sam Houston vs. Gary Royal

Bill Dundee & Buddy Landell vs. The Mulkeys

Ron Garvin vs. Vernon Deaton

• Old School WWF Tag Team Of The Day: Pat Rose & Eddie Desmond

Pat Rose & Eddie Desmond WWF Tag Team

• AEW Wrestler Says His Gimmick Is Inspired By The Undertaker & Papa Shango

While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, AEW wrestler Matt Hardy revealed which legends inspired him to come up with his “Broken” gimmick.

Below is what he said:

“Well, I mean, that’s why the whole ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy character was created in the first place. Because thinking back and looking at the landscape of things, all these young guys that are 25-35 that are in super top shape, super athletic and super healthy in so many ways, and don’t have their body covered with scar tissue like mine is.

When I was thinking about those characters, I said, ‘what if I could do a throwback to the days of Papa Shango? The days of The Undertaker? Trying to create a character that’s somewhat magical, somewhat over the top? And that was the whole mindset.”

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