• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 5, 1986) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, studio interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘WWF The Big Event’.
If you thought that the modern day PG era “Women’s Revolution” of the current WWE Divas was great, you actually ain’t seen nothing yet.
You have to watch the “Donna Christianello vs. Linda Gonzalez” match, which is as good as a match between two female wrestlers could possibly get, of course minus all the high spot fests & high flying / high risk maneuvers.
The match features 2 very underrated female Wrestlers, who never get mentioned anywhere nowadays.
The card can be found right here:
1. Terry & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Jeff Gripley & Ivan McDonald
2. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan vs. Salvatore Bellomo
3. Interview: Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff
4. Brian Blair vs. Iron Mike Sharpe (MSG 2/84)
5. Leaping Lanny Poffo vs. The Gladiator
6. Interview: Randy “Macho Man” Savage
7. Donna Christianello vs. Linda Gonzalez
8. Tony Atlas & Tony Garea vs. Steve Lombardi & The Menace
9. The Hart Foundation vs. Ron Dee & Mario Mancini
10. Ted Arcidi vs. Chuck Simpson
11. Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy vs. Jim Powers & Michael Saxon
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• Ex-WWE Writer Compares WWE To McDonald’s
During a recent interview with Forbes, ex-WWE writer Court Bauer compared WWE to McDonald’s.
Below is what Bauer said:
“WWE has been tracking downward in the ratings since I was at WWE in 2007. Fans are sophisticated. They’re selective. They are pursuing other outlets for pro wrestling. The climate is eerily similar to 1995 in that consumer appetite was sinking for WWF, but the hunger was still there.
Fans, including myself, sought out something different and I found it in ECW and WCW. Technology has also helped move it along as with just two or three clicks you can be streaming something from anywhere at any point. I see wrestling represented on the streets of New York, I see it threaded through the cultural fabric today maybe more than ever before.
WWE is like McDonald’s: they’re global, affordable and readily available anywhere, anytime but society wants more gluten-free, organic or just something different.
Sure, McDonald’s, like WWE, is everywhere—ready to be consumed, but not many enjoy digesting it.”