• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (December 10, 1998) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Bobby Duncum Jr. vs. Chris Jericho
2. Saturn vs. Glacier
3. Norman Smiley vs. Kaz Hayashi
4. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera
5. Lodi vs. Booker T
6. Chris Benoit vs. Kanyon
7. Handicap Match: Konnan & Lex Luger vs. Horace & Stevie Ray & Vincent
• Former RAW Wrestler Comments On Reports Of His Retirement
On last week’s episode of RAW, General Manager-elect Baron Corbin told Heath Slater & Rhyno that RAW only had space for one wrestler and then booked a match between the two.
Corbin then added a stipulation – winner of the match will stay on RAW and the loser will get fired.
Slater then ended up winning the match to save his job and Rhyno was fired.
A report then came out that Rhyno announced his retirement from in-ring competition to the live crowd at RAW during commercial.
Rhyno addressed his retirement rumors in a video and noted that he isn’t retiring and will remain with WWE till January.
Below is what Rhyno said:
“Hey guys, this is Rhyno here. I just want to clear up a rumour that I’ve seen going on for about a week now on Twitter about me retiring. I am not retiring. I’ve no plans on retiring. It apparently started after I competed in a match with Heath Slater and the loser is fired from Raw, which Heath Slater won, a match that we were put in by Baron Corbin.
So, I just wanted to clear up that rumor and say I’m not retiring. I am fulfilling my contractual obligation with WWE – the December Live Events & January Live Events – I’m going to continue and after that I don’t know whether I’ll compete in WWE or somewhere else. Your guess is as good as mine, so hopefully I cleared up any rumors and I look forward to seeing you guys at the Live Events.”