• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 15, 1989) – NWA Main Event (SPECIAL SATURDAY EPISODE)
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW WrestleWar 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
Dan Spivey vs. Bob Emery
Rick Steiner vs. Kendall Windham
The Samoan Swat Team vs. The Midnight Express
• Former RAW General Manager Thinks The Undertaker Shouldn’t Retire After WrestleMania 36
During a recent edition of his 83 Weeks podcast, former RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff talked about The Undertaker becoming the American Badass at WrestleMania 36 and his future.
Below are the highlights:
On if The Undertaker should retire after WrestleMania 36:
“I’m going to go the other way. I think this version, the latest evolution of Undertaker, left the door open.
If Undertaker decides this is it, I’m going out on a high note, I’m done, great if that’s his choice. However, if he had chosen this version of Undertaker, this story because of AJ making comments about his wife, if they decide to carry this storyline forward, I think it’s got legs.
It doesn’t require him to do the same things that he did before, he doesn’t have to go out there and have the same matches he did 5,10,15 years ago with this new character.
This version opens the door for Undertaker to have some significant and interesting stories outside of the ring that doesn’t have to live up to the expectations that he had with some of the bigger names over the last 5,10,15 years.
If he decides to hang up the boots, God bless you but if he decides to keep it going, I’m excited for him because I think the door just opened, especially between him and AJ. I think Undertaker can really help elevate AJ if they keep moving forward.”
On WWE possibly doing Undertaker vs. Sting in a Cinematic match:
“I would certainly look at it. This is what’s so exciting to me, it wasn’t just the Boneyard match or the Firefly Fun House match, it’s the fact that WWE has embraced a much higher level form of presenting its story.
As long as they can maintain the level of execution because either one of those segments could’ve sh*t the bed had they been poorly produced, that’s the risky part of coming up with ideas out of the box because it’s hard to find ideas out of the box that are a home run. Very, very risky.
Now that they’ve taken that risk, I think it opens up an entirely new world of storytelling opportunities. Not just a work around for guys with limited in-ring abilities, but a way to tell a much more interesting story.
Not everybody can pull it off, that’s why I went off about AJ in a positive way for his role and performance, because I think AJ so far over-performed as a performer and an actor that I could go on and on about it.
He raised his stock to such a degree that there’s more stuck in AJ Styles than there’s ever been. I just think it opens up a whole new world. I think there’s a great opportunity there, if Sting and Undertaker want to figure it out, I think it’s a possibility. It would be insane not to.”
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