• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 30, 1996) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Disney/MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1996’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Chris Jericho vs. La Parka
2. Lord Steven Regal vs. Bobby Eaton
3. KAORU vs. Sonoko Kato
4. Konnan vs. Eddie Guerrero
5. Harlem Heat vs. Mike Enos & Bunkhouse Buck
6. nWo Saturday Night: Scott Hall & Kevin Nash vs. Tommy Greco & The Back Stabber
7. Chris Benoit vs. Juventud Guerrera
8. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Scott Norton
• Cody Rhodes Teases Huge Announcement For January, Jim Ross Addresses Reports Of His Involvement In All Elite Wrestling
According to the Wrestling Observer, Cody Rhodes was asked about the rumored All Elite Wrestling promotion at a recent Meet & Greet event in Australia and he told the fan that they’ll have to wait till January for the announcement and that the announcement “would be bigger than anyone expects.”
On the other hand, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross addressed rumors of his involvement in All Elite Wrestling during a recent edition of the Jim Ross Report.
Below is what Good Ol’ JR said:
“We are assuming one or two things in my opinion. It’s either going to never happen because a TV deal could not be acquired or the TV deal is going to be finalized and it’s going to be big… Feast or famine.
The trademark thing with the Khan Family obviously got everyone’s sensor stirred up again. Two things you have to have to start a wrestling company: Television, Talent. In that order.
If they don’t get TV, there is no company. I’ve been rumored to be in every role of this company, and I swear to God it’s eye-rolling. At one point it’s Chris Jericho and me, which I thought was really stupid. Me and Jericho are going to spend all of the money we’ve made over the years to get into the wrestling business? Are you crazy? Are you nuts?
Then it’s we’re not involved at all and it’s these other guys who are the movers and shakers…There ain’t nothing to move here, folks. There ain’t nothing to shake.
I think activity, whether good, bad or indifferent, will escalate in the new year. TV networks are already in the decision-making mode because I know those talks have been ongoing. But I’m not in that loop. I’m not pitching to anybody. I don’t have a job. I don’t work for them… at this point in time.
It’s either not going to happen because the best TV situation could not be earned, or it’s going to be big.
If it happens I can’t imagine the Khan Family is going to want to have a show that looks like a lesser quality-looking show than WWE”.