• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 23, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the first ever WrestleMania.
You can find the card below:
1. JYD vs. Mr. X
2. Brutus Beefcake vs. Joe Mirto
3. Susan Starr vs. Leilani Kai
4. David Sammartino vs. Bob Wade
5. Piper’s Pit w/ Hulk Hogan & Mr. T
6. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs. Jim Powers & Tony Garea
• Chris Jericho Says His Match With Shawn Michaels At WrestleMania 19 Wasn’t The Original Plan, Reveals The Originally Planned Match
During a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho revealed that his match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 19 wasn’t the original plan and that he was originally scheduled to face Edge at WrestleMania 19.
Below is what Y2J said:
“I was just demeaning Shawn on the Highlight Reel, he Superkicked me in the face and that was just supposed to be the end of it. We walked to the back and I just remember Vince [McMahon] sitting there smiling and just looking at Shawn and Shawn going, ‘It’s money.’ Vince goes, ‘You’re f***ing right, it’s money.’
That was where that whole angle started. It was supposed to be me and Edge that year originally, but that happened mid-December and after that it was like, ‘I think we’ve got something here with Jericho and Michaels for WrestleMania.”