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Chances Of RAW Star Becoming Universal Champion Again Are Very Slim


• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (August 22, 1986) – Ultimate Warrior vs Rick Rude in WCCW

On this day in 1986, Fritz Von Erich’s Dallas, Texas based World Class Championship Wrestling territory aired a match between Rick Rude and The Dingo Warrior, who would eventually become known as The Ultimate Warrior after joining the World Wrestling Federation a year later.

Their WCCW feud was revived years later in the WWF and they had legendary PPV matches at WrestleMania 5 & SummerSlam 1989, and even main evented Summerslam 1990.


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• Chances Of RAW Star Becoming Universal Champion Again Are Very Slim

As seen on this week’s RAW, Finn Balor finally got his Universal Championship rematch after 2 years.

He went on to lose to Universal Champion “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns in the main event of the show.

Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer talked about how it was noted in the past that Vince McMahon didn’t put Balor in a Universal Title match against Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble 2018 earlier this year because Vince felt Balor isn’t ‘over enough’.

Balor was then booked to lose to Kane last year and this turned out to be surprising because WWE used Kane at that point mostly to put over the younger talent.

That was the point when fans realized Balor isn’t going to be pushed as a main event star on RAW.

Bryan Alvarez noted that while WWE officials like Balor, things still haven’t changed regarding his position on the RAW roster and chances of him becoming the Universal Champion again look very slim at this point.

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