• Corey Graves Reveals The Most Important Match In WWF/E History
We recently reported about The Rock revealing what he considers the most important match in WWF/WWE history, which turned out to be Hulk Hogan winning his first ever WWF World Title by defeating The Iron Sheik at Madison Square Garden on January 23, 1984.
On a recent edition of WWE After The Bell, Corey Graves joined in on the topic and named the match that he considers the most important one ever.
Here’s what the former NXT Tag Team Champion said:
“Without Hulkamania, there’s a good possibility that the three of us aren’t sitting here talking amongst ourselves about this business.
I actually agree with The Rock’s pick but my answer was going to be the main event of the first WrestleMania. If the addition of Mr. T, as questionable as it is now, and you look and go, ‘Why the hell was Mr. T in the first main event of WrestleMania?’ Mr. T was the dude at the time! He was Americana, pop culture, he was one of the biggest stars in the world at the time so to have him in that match, alongside Hulkamania which is red hot, Orndorff and Piper on the other side of the ring playing the villainous foil. If that doesn’t succeed and pack the house and do well on pay-per-view, WWE definitely doesn’t exist as we know it, maybe it doesn’t exist at all.
My earliest memories in life are being approximately 3 or 4 years old and I was gifted for Christmas wrestling action figures. It was probably worth a million dollars nowadays but my Dad’s friend got me that for Christmas because he knew I was obsessed. I just started to get to the age where I had opinions and this Ultimate Warrior guy is awesome.
I don’t think I’ve ever experienced human conflict at that age, that’s why it still resonates with me. That was the first time I felt conflict as a child. I felt like I love the Ultimate Warrior, he’s my guy, I want to see him win but Hogan’s been my guy for so long, he didn’t do anything wrong, I’m betraying Hulk if I root for Warrior and to this day that resonates with me. That’s the first time I experienced those emotions.”
Here’s what Graves’ co-host Vic Joseph had to say about the topic:
“It’s hard to argue with The Rock, I go back to my Mount Rushmore moment and it’s Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, WrestleMania 3. It’s everything about Hulkamania up until that point, it’s the reason WrestleMania had the indoor attendance record of over 93,000 people in the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan for so many years. That to me, that moment, that bodyslam, Gorilla Monsoon on the call, that stands to me as the most important match in WWE history.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 8, 1989) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Jimmy Snuka vs. Tom Stone
The Big Boss Man & Akeem vs. Jim Evans & Ron Fails
Dino Bravo vs. Brad Perry
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Tony Burton & Dusty Wolfe
Koko B. Ware vs. Harley Manson
Mr. Perfect vs. Scott Colton
Greg Valentine vs. Frankie DeFalco