• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 16, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to ‘WWF WrestleMania 2’.
You can find the card below:
1. Mike Rotundo & The Junkyard Dog vs. Tiger Chung Lee & Dave Barbie
2. Ricky Steamboat vs. Jim Haley
3. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs. S.D. Jones & Jim Powers
4. Tito Santana & Pedro Morales vs. Barry O & John Rizzo
5. Randy “Macho Man” Savage vs. Rick Hunter
6. Bruno & David Sammartino vs. Steve Lombardi & Mr. X
• Backstage Response To CM Punk’s Return & Possible In-Ring Comeback
According to Brad Shepard, former WWE wrestler CM Punk’s surprise return on WWE Backstage fell flat at the WWE HQ, but it might eventually lead to an in-ring return in WWE:
“I spoke to a source in WWE about CM Punk’s new role on WWE Backstage. I was told his appearance/new role received a mild reaction at WWE HQ, and the source felt it was a flat ‘return’.
They don’t believe that’s entirely his fault but it felt dry seeing him on a recap show.
There’s still no deal with WWE at this time – he’s all Fox Sports. The internal belief though, is this is CM Punk’s initial attempt at melting the ice before inevitably getting in the ring again.”
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