• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 28, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Jake The Snake Roberts vs. Tom Burton
– Big John Studd vs. Al Burke
– The Big Boss Man & Akeem vs. JT Thomas & Red Tyler
– Terry Taylor vs. Tom Stock
– Mr. Perfect vs. Frank DeFalco
– Hillbilly Jim vs. Chris Curtis
• Backstage News On If Nia Jax Has Heat For Kairi Sane Getting Hurt During A Match With Her
Kairi Sane faced Nia Jax this past Tuesday during the taping of next week’s episode of RAW.
During the match, Sane hit her head on the steel steps and suffered a cut on her head, after which the match was stopped and then resumed to be finished quickly.
The Wrestling Observer noted that Nia Jax has no heat for the bump Sane took, as officials don’t consider it her fault:
“Everyone I have talked to have said that no one is blaming Nia Jax. This was not Nia Jax’s fault even though other things have been.
Basically, Kairi Sane got whipped into the ring steps. One person said that she may have stumbled, she was trying to take it on her side, she did take it on her side. Her head did hit the steps. One person told me she was in control of her bump and she made it look too good.
[Kairi Sane] was trying to avoid her head hitting the steps, her head hit the steps. She was bloodied up. She was knocked silly. She’s okay — now okay doesn’t necessarily mean she doesn’t have a concussion.
I don’t know if she does or if she doesn’t, but she’s okay. If she has another concussion coming off of the last one it’s not that okay.”
One person noted that Sane was “knocked out” after the spot. It’s still unknown if WWE will air the match next week, or edit it out of the show, or just cut the part where Sane got hurt.