• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 1, 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 Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Spring Stampede 1999’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Norman Smiley vs. Erik Watts
2. Perry Saturn & Raven vs. Bobby Duncum Jr. & Mike Enos
3. WCW US Title Tournament – Round 1: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Adams
4. Jerry Flynn & Meng vs. Hugh Morrus & The Barbarian
5. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko vs. Chavo Guerrero & Kaz Hayashi
6. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Horace Hogan
7. Hollywood Hogan vs. The Disciple
• Bad News For Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa
Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, who recently underwent neck surgery, posted the following on Twitter:
“In May of 2017 they told me that no one has ever had 3 major surgeries in a 12 week span and returned at a competitive level.
I returned to the most successful run of my career.
This week I should be preparing to walk into the main even of TakeOver: New York on WrestleMania weekend as the NXT Champion. This match meant more to me than anyone will ever understand.
The opportunity was taken away from me.
In March 2019 they told me that if I return then I will be on borrowed time.
To be continued…”
— CIAMPA (@ProjectCiampa) April 1, 2019