• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 16, 1985) – WWF Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their TV show ‘World Championship Wrestling’ on Ted Turner’s channel TBS.
‘World Championship Wrestling’ originally belonged to the Georgia Championship Wrestling territory, which Vince McMahon bought in July 1984 (leading to the infamous “Black Saturday”).
After the first ever WrestleMania event in 1985, McMahon sold the TV-show and the timeslot on TBS that came with it, to the Atlanta based Jim Crockett Promotions, who kept the ‘World Championship Wrestling’ name and continued the show as a weekly saturday night Wrestling show.
Ted Turner eventually bought Jim Crockett Promotions in late 1988 and renamed it ‘World Championship Wrestling’, which ironically was also the name of its weekly A-show, until they changed the show’s name to ‘WCW Saturday Night’ in 1992.
The World Wrestling Federation product ran on this show from July 14, 1984 until March 25, 1985.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & interviews on the road to the first ever WrestleMania event.
You can find the card below:
1. Mr. Wrestling II vs. Scrub
2. Tito Santana vs. Scrub
3. King Kong Bundy vs. Scrubs
4. Wendi Richter vs. Donna Christianello
5. JYD vs. Star Man
6. Big John Studd vs. Scrubs
7. Jimmy Snuka vs. Scrub
8. Ken Patera vs. Scrub
9. Bret Hart vs. Scrub
10. Moondog Spot vs. Scrub
11. Rick McGraw vs. Barry O
12. Bob Orton vs. Swede Hansen
13. Ricky Steamboat & Jimmy Snuka vs. Tony Russo & RT Reynolds
• BREAKING NEWS: WrestleMania 36 To Take Place At WWE Performance Center With No Live Audience
WWE just announced that WrestleMania 36 will no longer take place in Tampa, Florida and it has been moved to the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
The event will still take place on April 5th and will have no live audience.
Below is WWE’s official statement regarding this major change:
“In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place. However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view. Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania.”
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