• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 7, 1989) – NWA WRESTLEWAR 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 7, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA WrestleWar 1989’ LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This pay-per-view event also featured a small concert by the country music band ‘The Oak Ridge Boys’.
Here are the results:
The Great Muta defeated Doug Gilbert
Butch Reed defeated Ranger Ross
Bullrope match: Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Orton Jr.
Dynamic Dudes defeated The Samoan SWAT Team
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Michael Hayes defeated Lex Luger (c)
NWA World Television Championship: Sting (c) defeated The Iron Sheik
NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat (c)
NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors defeated The Varsity Club (c) by DQ
NWA United States Tag Team Championship: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner (c) defeated TheVarsity Club
• Bruce Prichard Recalls WWE Stars Beating Up MMA Fighters In A Real Life Fight In 2005, Batista Took Down Former Kickboxing Champion
On his ‘Something To Wrestle With’ podcast, Bruce Prichard revealed a very rare incident. A shoot fight between WWE and MMA stars.
He admitted that his side of the story could be a bit biased, as it came from the side of WWE wrestlers.
During their stay at a hotel in the UK in late 2005, a fight broke out between WWE wrestlers and MMA fighters.
Prichard heard that the WWE guys “pretty much dominated” the MMA guys, and things got so bad that the cops were called to bring the situation under control.
He said that the situation got worse when alcohol got added to the situation (referring to some guys getting drunk).
A few hours later, Batista reportedly took down former kickboxing champion Kash Gill. He described the scene by saying that huge men were flying all around.
Until the cops arrived, the wrestlers “manhandled and restrained” the MMA guys.
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