• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 23, 1984) – WWF The Brawl to End It All
On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised event in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Only the Women’s Title match aired LIVE on MTV, drawing a 9.0 Nielsen rating, thus becoming the most watched program in MTV’s history.
However, the rest of the show was taped and aired on the MSG Network.
The results can be found below:
Sika defeated Ron Shaw
The Iron Sheik defeated Tony Garea
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Tito Santana (c) wrestled Bob Orton Jr. to a draw
Bob Backlund defeated Paul Vachon
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Greg Valentine
WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship: Antonio Inoki (c) defeated Charlie Fulton
WWF Tag Team Championship: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch (c) defeated Sgt. Slaughter & Terry Daniels
WWF Women’s Championship: Wendi Richter defeated The Fabulous Moolah (c)
Paul Orndorff defeated Chief Jay Strongbow
Afa defeated Rene Goulet
Antonio Inoki won a 20-man battle royal
• Big Show Reveals Astonishing Amount Of Surgeries He’s Had In The Past Few Years
While speaking to Sam Roberts on the Notsam Wrestling podcast this week, WWE RAW Superstar The Big Show revealed the number of hip surgeries he’s had in the past two and a half years.
Below is what he said:
“I’ve been through hell the last couple years. I’ve had six hip surgeries in the past two and a half years. That’s why I dropped off the face of the map a little bit.
It also gave me an opportunity to partner with Netflix to do the TV Show. I was fine when I got everything straightened out. I was back on set two months after my last hip surgery.
I can see parts of the show where I wasn’t moving quite that well. The days were long. I’m in a lot better position now. I’m a lot stronger and healthier with no pain. After dealing with that for four years, it’s really nice not to have any pain.”
It’s safe to say that The World’s Largest Athlete won’t be seen on WWE TV for a while, after what Randy Orton did to him on RAW this week.
— WWE (@WWE) July 21, 2020
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