• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (January 30, 1987) – Calgary Stampede Wrestling
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 30, 1987, Bruce Hart’s version of Calgary Stampede Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several Stampede Wrestling Superstars.
This episode included a singles match called “BATTLE OF THE TITANS” between Ted Arcidi and Bill Kazmaier.
Those were 2 of the absolute strongest people back then and are still considered 2 of the strongest people of all time, not just in professional wrestling but in general.
Here’s the card:
– Ben Bassarab/Mr.Hito vs. Kerry Brown/Duke Myers
– Ron Richie vs. Cuban Assassin
– Battle Of The Titans: Bill Kazmaier vs. Ted Arcidi
– Gama Singh vs. Vietcong Express #1
– North American Heavyweight Championship: Makhan Singh vs. Owen Hart
• BREAKING NEWS: Vince McMahon Makes Major Change To WWE’s Board Of Directors
WWE Co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson are no longer a part of the company and will no longer serve on the Board of Directors.
Below is the official press release from WWE (including Vince McMahon’s statement):
WWE® Announces Management Transition
“STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Co-Presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson will depart the company, effective immediately, and will no longer serve on its Board of Directors.
Frank A. Riddick III, who has served as a member of WWE’s Board of Directors for more than 11 years, has been named interim Chief Financial Officer, reporting to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. WWE has commenced a search for both a permanent Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer.
WWE remains well positioned to continue its growth and operate effectively against its strategic priorities, including content creation and distribution, digitization, and localization in key markets around the world. The Company expects its full year 2019 Adjusted OIBDA to be approximately $180 million.
“I would like to thank George and Michelle for their 10+ years of service and contributions to the organization,” said McMahon. “I am grateful for all that was accomplished during their tenure, but the Board and I decided a change was necessary as we have different views on how best to achieve our strategic priorities moving forward.
“We have a deep team of talented, experienced and committed executives across the organization, and the Board and I have great confidence in our collective abilities to create compelling content, engage our global fanbase across platforms, increase revenues, and drive shareholder value.”
Riddick previously served as CEO for FloWorks International, LLC, JMC Steel Group, Formica Corporation, and Triangle Pacific Corp., and President/COO of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. He has also served in executive management positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Treasurer, and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions during a career that spans 40 years. Riddick also served as Compensation Committee Chairman and member of the Audit Committee as a part of WWE’s Board of Directors.”
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