• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 4, 1994) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1995’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Aldo Montoya vs. Duane Gill
– Jim Neidhart vs. Curtis Harrison
– Smoking Gunns vs. Chris Hammerick & Dave Dimagglio
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Ben Jordan
– Doink The Clown vs. Mike Khoury
– Lex Luger vs. Barry Hardy
• Daniel Bryan Requested WWE To Change WrestleMania 35 Plans, Original WWE Title Plan
During his appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, SmackDown Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston revealed that he wasn’t originally planned to face Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35, but Bryan made it happen.
Below is what Kofi said:
“[Daniel Bryan] pushed for that to happen. The plans weren’t for me to be at WrestleMania. I’m not sure who it was for Daniel to face, but Daniel went in and went to bat for me and the situation and the title match for us to happen.
He had a big part in it too. It’s a testament to his state of mind as far as advancing the business and doing the right thing for the people and best product.
I give a lot of credit to Daniel Bryan, who I think is legitimate, like a generational talent. It meant so much more because Bryan was so hot and Bryan is just so damn good in the ring, on the mic, with his character. He was so giving with the build to the story that it meant more.”
As we noted earlier this year, Mustafa Ali was originally scheduled to face Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35, and there were plans for him to head into WWE Super ShowDown 2019 in Saudi Arabia as the WWE Champion.
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