• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 19, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Convention Center in Fresno, California and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Ultimate Warrior vs. Barry Horowitz
– Rick Rude vs. Lanny Poffo
– Rockers vs. Scrubs
– Ken Patera vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
– Brother Love Interview
– One Man Gang vs. Louie Spicolli
– George The Animal Steele vs. Scrub
– Rougeau Brothers vs. Scrubs
• Chris Jericho Reacts To A Fan Saying AEW Is Restricting Wrestlers Just Like WWE
IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose in WWE) is going to be a part of the G1 tournament in New Japan Pro Wrestling, but he won’t be working any NJPW event in USA.
Dave Meltzer explained this situation on Wrestling Observer Radio:
“Jon Moxley’s deal is AEW has his rights in the United States. He’s free to work New Japan when it doesn’t conflict with AEW. He’s allowed to be in the G1, it’s fine — but not U.S. shows. AEW didn’t allow for that because that’s basically the situation, they’ve got his U.S. rights.
So he’s never been booked for Dallas. He’s never been announced for Dallas. I think there was an assumption because everyone in the G1 works every single date they work tag matches underneath on the shows they’re not on, but this is the exception to the rule because it’s the United States show.”
A fan tweeted the following regarding this:
So I’m hearing that @AEWrestling wont allow @JonMoxley to work NJPW events in the United States, same with @KennyOmegamanX or @IAmJericho . @CodyRhodes Or whoever is responsible for this, if this is true, then you’re pulling off the same exact stuff as Vince McMahon would pull.
— Johnathan Louis Salas (@Crixus92_) June 18, 2019
This resulted in Chris Jericho replying the following:
There was NEVER any plans for me to work the Dallas show. EVER. https://t.co/8PAMVL2H9V
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 19, 2019