• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 1, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
Ray Stevens vs. Curt Hennig
Jimmy Snuka vs. Tito Senza
Buddy Rose vs. Barry Hart
Tiger Mask vs. Mr. Saito
Superstar Billy Graham vs. Israel Matia
Salvatore Bellomo vs. Tony Colon
The Wild Samoans vs. Eddie Carson & Tony Rico
Mr. Fuji vs. Bob Bradley
• Arn Anderson’s New On-Screen Role In AEW Revealed
All Elite Wrestling issued the following statement regarding WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson’s new role in the company:
“Since AEW exploded onto the wrestling scene just one year ago, it has consistently dazzled fans with its groundbreaking shows, world-class roster, inclusive attitude and impactful announcements.
To wrap AEW’s inaugural year, Cody [Rhodes] today announced that legendary wrestler Arn Anderson will be Cody’s personal advisor and head coach for the 2020 season, starting with the New Year’s Day DYNAMITE show in Jacksonville, Florida.”
Below is what Cody Rhodes said about this:
“2019 was the most successful year I’ve had in pro-wrestling. Beyond the superfluous financial, it’s been incredibly rewarding on a spiritual level to be able to engage so many fans with a like-minded place in their hearts for the sport.
That said, one of my greatest fears came true as I lost the opportunity to wrestle for the World Championship again. But, on the other side of that fear is freedom to chase every other accolade outside of that title.
I still want to collect all the accolades I can and dominate the singles division. That’s why I’m bringing in Arn Anderson as my personal advisor and head coach. He has been in business with my family for over three decades.
Having been a wrestler throughout so many different generations of talent, he understands what ingredients it takes to look beyond the horizon and produce the best content and results.”
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