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CM Punk Accidentally Hurt Michael Cole Before WrestleMania Match

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (January 4, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

– David Crockett & Tony Schiavone announce that Dusty is the new NWA National champion and that Ole Anderson is injured

– Tully Blanchard w/ J.J. Dillon Interview

– Rock n Roll Express vs. Thunder foot & Jim Jeffers

– Tully & J.J. continue their lengthy Interview

– Harley Race vs. Tony Zane

– Ivan Koloff Interview (brings out the 6-man tag trophy)

– Ron Bass vs. Bill Tabb

– Dusty Rhodes (with Baby Doll) Interview

– Ron Garvin vs. Mack Jeffers

– Harley Race Interview

– Road Warriors vs. Josh Stroud, Gene Ligon, & Mark Hawk

– Road Warriors Interview (talk about injuring Ole)

– Manny Fernandez vs. Larry Clark

– Ric Flair Interview

– Arn Anderson vs. Kent Glover

– Ric Flair w/ Arn Anderson interview

– Jimmy Valiant vs. Adrian Bivins

– Another interview w/ Tully & J.J. Dillon

– Jim Cornette Interview

– Dennis Condrey vs. Rocky King

– Magnum T.A. vs. The Barbarian

– Road Warriors Interview

– Jimmy Valliant Interview

– Sam Houston & Nelson Royal vs. Pablo Crenshaw & Don Turner

– Magnum T.A. Interview

• CM Punk Accidentally Hurt Michael Cole Before WrestleMania Match

During a recent appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, WWE commentator Michael Cole recalled CM Punk accidentally hurting him before his WrestleMania 27 match against Jerry Lawler.

Below is what Cole said:

“Phil [Brooks] and I have known each other for years, good friends. He comes, for some reason, and to this day we don’t know why, he comes running across the ring and he delivers a knee lift that knocks my front tooth out.

This is like four hours before my WrestleMania [27] match.

My tooth goes flying, there’s blood everywhere, Punk’s telling me, ‘Oh my God, I’ll pay for the dental work, I’m so sorry. I don’t know what got into me. I was just out here goofing around.’

I said, ‘I’m not worried about the dental work, I’m about to lose the biggest pay day of my career because you knocked my tooth out!’”

Cole also talked about how Vince McMahon thought his match with Lawler was the worst match he’s seen in 60 years. Tap here to read more about it.

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