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Cody Rhodes Comments On WWE Losing Sky Sports Deal To AEW

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 1, 2019) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away

On this day in 2019, we lost Old School NWA/WWF/WCW Legend “King” Harley Race at the age of 76 due to lung cancer.

Harley Race is a former 8 time (WWE only acknowledges 7) NWA World Heavyweight Champion, who later also wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1986 till 1989.

In 1990, Race joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he slowly moved from a Wrestler into the role of a Manager, managing the likes of Lex Luger, The Colossal Kongs, Yoshi Kwan & Big Van Vader.

Harley was inducted into the 2004 class of the WWE Hall of Fame by his old rival, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.


April 11, 1943 – August 1, 2019

• Cody Rhodes Comments On WWE Losing Sky Sports Deal To AEW

Sky Sports Italy used to air WWE programming, but they weren’t getting enough viewers and the deal wasn’t profitable. So they called off the partnership.

Sky Sports were about to re-negotiate a deal with WWE, but ended up doing a deal with AEW.

Sky Sports Italy will now air AEW Dynamite on Friday nights.

During a Q&A session on Twitter, a fan asked AEW EVP & TNT Champion Cody Rhodes about this news, and below is what Cody posted:

“Groundbreaking! Continued brand growth is exciting, but this one really puts the movement into perspective.

I also love wrestling in Italy and I personally hope we can service that market at some point in the coming years.”

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