• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 5, 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:
Tony Garea vs. Butcher Vachon
The Wild Samoans vs. Swede Hanson & Tony Rico
Jimmy Snuka vs. Eddie Carson
The Iron Sheik vs. John Callahan
Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson vs. Don Kernodle & Tony Russo
Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee vs. the Tonga Kid & Dick Tessier
Ivan Koloff vs. Steve Lombardi
• Backstage News On What Vince McMahon Said In A Meeting Before RAW
According to the Wrestling Observer, a meeting was held before this week’s RAW to discuss the travel issues in Saudi Arabia and other rumors.
Vince McMahon assured the wrestlers that there was mechanical issue in the plane, not else:
“So Vince called a meeting at 3:00 PM in New York. Only the RAW crew was there and nobody said anything basically you know, for the most part.
So this is the way I was told it was explained. It was explained that nothing is wrong. Everything’s fine. You know, it was mechanical problems and that’s it. There’s nothing more to say, just mechanical problems. I know people who are so vehement that’s not true to me after the meeting and ever since that was originally said.
That is the story. It’s what they told the guys. I think the guys that don’t believe it were real mad and the guys who were willing to accept it, accepted it.”
Vince also addressed the rumors of him cutting the live feed for Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia as he was angry about the Crown Prince not showing up at a meeting with him:
“[Vince McMahon] said — now I was told that the reason the television show didn’t air was because of a technical issue. Vince told the talent that the reason — we’re talking about Crown Jewel not airing live in Saudi Arabia, it aired on about a 45 minute delay — Vince told the talent that that was a decision made by Saudi Arabia to delay it by 40 minutes. That’s what he said in the meeting.”
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