• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 16, 1989) – NWA Main Event
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling presented an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
Terry Funk Interview
Scott Hall vs. Bill Irwin
Video package on Cornette-Dangerously Feud
Lex Luger Interview
Steve Williams, Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
• Beth Phoenix Reveals The Joke Undertaker Cracked Backstage After Her Appearance In The Men’s Royal Rumble Match
WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix became the 2nd woman to participate in a Men’s Royal Rumble match in 2010. While speaking on WWE’s The Bump, she discussed the moment and what The Undertaker told her backstage after she returned.
Below is what she said:
“Watching that clip kinda gets me choked up a bit. You know you could tell by my ring gear that I looked up to the 9th Wonder Of The World, I looked up to Chyna, right? She was the reason that I walked into a gym and started picking up weights it was because of Chyna.
That 10 year gap between when she was in the Royal Rumble and when I did it, to me the fact that I had the opportunity to fill that role and to walk in those steps that she did — I’ll tell you a funny story. When you see my music hit and I’m sprinting to the ring it was likely the fastest I’ve ever ran in my whole life and it was all over in a blink and you know I get to the back and Undertaker is there. He says: ‘Girl I think you broke a 100 meter sprint record with that run to the ring.’
It was just that I don’t think I’ve had that kind of emotional moment besides the birth of my children where I was just so overcome. It was just so wild.”
You can watch Beth’s quick Royal Rumble entrance and her eliminating The Great Khali below:
WATCH: Undertaker Almost Gets His Face Burned: