• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 15, 1997) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, one night after ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1997’ and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1997’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Dean Malenko vs. Disco Inferno
– The Faces of Fear vs. Harlem Heat
– Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera
– Alex Wright vs. Steven Regal
– The Giant vs. Konnan
– Diamond Dallas Page vs. Stevie Richards
– The Outsiders vs. Mortis & Wrath
– Eddy Guerrero vs. Ultimo Dragon
– US Title: Curt Hennig vs. Steve McMichael
• Batista Gets Invitation From Another Wrestling Promotion
A fan posted on Twitter that he bought tickets for next month’s historic 1000th episode of SmackDown (SmackDown 1000 on October 16) and hopes that former WWE Champion Batista is a part of the show.
This led to “The Animal” noting that WWE hasn’t invited him and he isn’t surprised either:
Surprise surprise!! I wasn’t invited! And it’s in my hometown.! ?.. guess by now I shouldn’t be shocked anymore. https://t.co/r1NwUNlRnf
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 13, 2018
Batista has made it clear on multiple occasions now that he would like to return to WWE for one final run.
During a recent interview with Whatculture, Batista was asked about his future in Pro Wrestling and if he wants to return to WWE.
Below is what Batista said:
“It would have to be a few different things and I have to say it’s something I think about daily. I love it. I have a passion for wrestling. I feel like in the core of me that’s just who I am. I’m a physical performer and I miss it every day.
But I think 1) it would have to be the right time 2) it would have to be the right opponent.
That’s pretty much it. It would just have to make sense and then you know the last time I went back was with really good intentions and I felt I wasn’t delivered what I was promised and that’s just creatively.
It would have to make sense when it comes to timing because not only would I have to be free but you also have to factor in there’s a risk that I would be injured and if I would be injured then I would need time to rehabilitate myself so I always have to factor those things in.”
After all this, ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer invited Batista to his promotion, House of Hardcore:
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) September 13, 2018