• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 06, 1996) – USWA Memphis Wrestling
On this day in 1996, Jerry Jarrett’s United States Wrestling Association aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘USWA Memphis Wrestling’.
This promotion was the official successor of the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) merged with Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling, and also functioned as a developmental promotion for the World Wrestling Federation.
The card can be found below:
– USWA Tag Team Champions “Wildfire” Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert vs. Tony Myers & Ken Raper
– Koko B. Ware vs. Yellow Jacket
– USWA Heavyweight Champion Tex Slazenger (Phineas Godwinn aka Mideon) vs. Charlie Laird
– PG-13 & “Too Sexy” Brian Christopher vs. Dark Death & Thugs (Tracy Smothers & “The Road Dogg” Jesse James Armstrong)
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• BREAKING: Kenny Omega Confirms His Departure From NJPW
During an interview with Tokyo Sports, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega confirmed his departure from New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Below is what he said during the interview (please note that the following quotes are translated from Japanese):
“The game was like a battle to decide the main character as I thought now.The win is righteous. It is a bit overpowering, but what I’ve been trying hard is the main character It was only to become an enemy … it was frustrating, of course it was bad that I was defeated, all my own responsibility, looking back at the Tanahashi battle.
There is no place to put in now and it is better not to be in New Japan. The New Japan also became the era of Tanahashi. It can not be a useful role of Tanahashi’s New Japan. Of course the Tanahashi are superior, I do not think it is strong either So, someday I would like to do if there ‘s a rematch, but for now it is better not to stay in the ring for a while, it’ s not just New Japan, thinking a little rest and making a different strategy told.
If I go to WWE, the fans there will be pleased, and the fans there will be pleased if I go to AEW. I want to be a place where Kenny is going to be happy. I am not there, I will be gone, but as the contract with New Japan still remains until the end of this month I avoided saying I do not know what will happen myself .”
Kenny Omega is leaving NJPW. https://t.co/hfSYmZKaHd
— chris charlton (@reasonjp) January 7, 2019