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Big Plans For Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal This Year

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 7, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

This episode was taped in Salisbury, Maryland and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the upcoming WWF WrestleMania IV PPV.

Below is the match-card for the show:

– Ultimate Warrior vs. Hercules

– Bolsheviks vs. Scrubs

– Demolition Interview

– Young Stallions vs. Scrubs

– Slick Interview

– Rick Rude vs. Brady Boone

– Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Scrub

– Butch Reed vs. Scrub

– Demolition vs. Omar Atlas and Rick Hunter

– Ron Bass Interview

You can watch the show below:

• Big Plans For Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal This Year

At WrestleMania 34, the 5th annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will take place. There’s backstage talks of pushing the match this year due to HBO Sports’ documentary on Andre the Giant premiering just 2 days after WrestleMania 34.

WWE officials think they would be able to work on more projects with Bill Simmons (man behind the Andre documentary) & HBO Network if this Andre documentary draws strong viewership.

There have been talks of putting WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductee Bill Goldberg as a surprise participant in this year’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal match & most probably book him to win to push the importance of this match.

Below are 4 winners of this annual match till now:

– Cesaro (WrestleMania 30 in 2014)

– The Big Show (WrestleMania 31 Kickoff Show in 2015)

– Baron Corbin (WrestleMania 32 in 2016)

– Mojo Rawley (WrestleMania 33 Kickoff Show in 2017)

We’ll keep you updated regarding this.

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 7, 1987) – The Biggest Challenge Of All Time

On this day in 1987 one of the most famous episodes of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s talk show segment ‘Piper’s Pit’ aired on WWF TV.

The guests were Hulk Hogan & André The Giant, who showed up introducing his new manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

André challenged his former friend Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, a match that ended up headlining WrestleMania III, as the biggest & most important WrestleMania main event of all time.

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