• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 22, 1987) – NWA Sunday Edition
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Sunday Edition’.
This episode featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘JIM CROCKETT SR. MEMORIAL CUP 1987’ event.
The card can be found below:
Interview- RnR Express & Mike Rotunda
Jimmy Valliant vs. Brody Chase
Interview- The Andersons, Tully Blanchard, & Lex Luger w/ J.J. Dillon
The Andersons vs. David Isley & Tommy Angel
Interview- Bill Dundee (upcoming show in Memphis)
Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch vs. George South & Rocky King
Interview- The Russians & Dick Murdoch
Baron Von Raschke vs. Thunderfoot #2
Interview- Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff
Interview- Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez w/ Paul Jones
The Armstrongs vs. Randy Mulkey & Thunderfoot #1
Interview- Lex Luger w/ J. J. Dillon
Interview- Midnight Express w/ Jim Cornette
Midnight Express & Big Bubba vs. Bill Tabb, Eric Long, & Jack Jackson
• Backstage News On WWE Paying Dolph Ziggler $1.5 Million Per Year Under New Deal
Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso recently reported that Dolph Ziggler signed a two year deal with WWE where he’s being paid $1.5 million every year.
Barrasso is now reporting that Ziggler was getting paid $1 million every year prior to this deal and WWE decided to pay him more to re-sign because they think it’s money well spent as WWE official believe Ziggler is a vital part of WWE and is 13 year veteran in the company.
Ziggler will now be involved in the WWE Title match at FastLane 2018.
• Who Gave The Idea Of The Gauntlet Match Lasting Almost 2 Hours On Raw?
As seen on this week’s episode of Raw, the 7 man Gauntlet match lasted 1 hour & 47 minutes. The match lasting this long was Vince McMahon’s idea. The match was considered a success as the viewership going from the 1st hour to 2nd hour of Raw remained strong.