• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 05, 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. Nikolai Volkoff vs. Bob Marcus
2. Interview – Iron Sheik
3. Blackjack Mulligan vs. Ted Grizzly
4. Andre the Giant & S.D. Jones vs. Ken Patera & Big John Studd
5. Tito Santana vs. Bobby Bass
6. Hulk Hogan vs. Terry Gibbs
7. Moondogs vs. Scrubs
8. Greg Valentine vs. Scrub
• Change Made To Title Match On Next Week’s RAW
RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable will defend their Titles against The Revival on next week’s RAW.
WWE announced a change for this match and noted that this Title match will now be a Lumberjack match.
Below is the updated line up for next week’s RAW:
– Hulk Hogan returns to celebrate the life of “Mean” Gene Okerlund
– Universal Champion Brock Lesnar returns
– 16 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena returns
– #1 Contender Braun Strowman returns
– Lumberjack Match For The RAW Tag Team Championship: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) vs. The Revival
– Elias vs. Baron Corbin
– Alexa Bliss debuts “A Moment of Bliss” talk show with RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey as the first guest
WATCH: Alexa Bliss Shows Off Her A$$: