• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 29, 1986) – UWF TV
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 22, 1984, Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.
The show featured pre-taped matches and interviews including several UWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Jim Ross & Bill Watts discussing Crockett Cup ’86
– Sheepherders vs Steve Williams & Ted Dibiase, UWF TV, 3/22/86 (JIP – the Sheepherders win the Mid-South Tag titles)
– Steve Williams vs Taras Bulba
– Buzz Sawyer vs Hacksaw Duggan, UWF TV, 3/22/86 (JIP – Duggan wins North American title)
– Buzz Sawyer & Rick Steiner vs Ron Ellis & Perry Jackson
– Bill Watts Stripping Dick Slater of TV Title (Slater gave the title to Sawyer the previous week but is now claiming it’s his since Buzz Sawyer lost the North American title on his behalf. Watts isn’t letting that happen.)
– Blade Runners video
– Buzz Sawyer vs David Peterson (Sawyer defends his new TV title)
– Dick Slater asking Buzz Sawyer for the TV title back (Sawyer refuses)
– Blade Runners vs Sean O’Reilly & Ken Massey
– Kortsia Korchenko vs Tracey Smothers
– Sheepherders vs Steve Williams & Rick Gibson
• Asuka’s Original WrestleMania 35 Opponent Revealed
With Asuka losing the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair on this week’s SmackDown, she won’t have a singles match at WrestleMania 35.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Mandy Rose was scheduled to win the #1 contenders Fatal 4 Way match to earn another Title match against Asuka at WrestleMania 35.
No word yet on if Mandy was scheduled to win this time.
As we noted before, Vince McMahon felt it’s not worth having a 17th or 18th match at WrestleMania, so they nixed this planned match and made the main event of WrestleMania 35 stronger.
WWE Officials are trying to cut down on the numbers of matches for WrestleMania 35.
WrestleMania 35 is expected to be the longest WWE PPV of all time.