• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 22, 1999) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Slamboree 1999’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Hak vs. Hugh Morrus
2. Konnan vs. Scotty Riggs
3. Vampiro vs. Al Green
4. WCW TV Title: Booker T vs. Bobby Duncum Jr.
5. Buff Bagwell vs. Fit Finlay
6. Rick Steiner vs. Disco Inferno
7. Goldberg vs. The Cat
8. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko & Kidman vs. Perry Saturn & Raven & Rey Mysterio Jr.
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• Backstage Update On What Dean Ambrose Is Telling People In WWE
At last night’s WWE Live Event from Moline, Illinois, The Shield (Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose) won their final match against the team of Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin.
This was billed as ‘The Shield’s Final Chapter‘ and Ambrose is now done with WWE.
According to multiple reports, Ambrose is making people in WWE believe that he’s retiring from Pro-Wrestling because he’s “burnt out” and “not happy”.
Many people in WWE don’t believe that to be the case and feel that Ambrose is only saying these things as excuse to not re-sign and move on to other things, one of them being All Elite Wrestling.
It should be noted that Ambrose doesn’t have a 90 day no-compete clause as his contract will expire at the end of April (he isn’t getting released). After that, Ambrose is free to go and work wherever he wants to.
During his final interview with WWE, Ambrose had the following to say regarding leaving WWE:
“Let me stop you right there because I already know what your final question is gonna be. I don’t appreciate people putting words in my mouth. I don’t appreciate people trying to tell the story of my life to fit their narrative.
8 Years ago, I walked into this casino. Now I’m cashing my chips and walking away from the table. I won the game. What I do with the rest of my life from here on out is my business. I answer to no one. This time the Million Dollar Man didn’t get what he wanted because I can’t be bought.”