• Former Universal Champion Was Exhausted By Backstage WWE Politics In 2019
Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor went back to NXT in 2019 (when NXT went head-to-head with AEW Dynamite) and had one more reign as the NXT Champion.
During an appearance on My Love Letter to Wrestling podcast, Balor talked about being exhausted of the WWE backstage politics in 2019 and that going to NXT helped him.
Below is what he said:
“I think [my prime is] yet to come. I feel like, I had got a little bit stale and I was just kind of like — I was tired, I was exhausted.
I was kind of like worn out by dealing with the politics and the office and the writers and everything that goes with it and I just had enough.
When I returned to NXT, I really feel like that rejuvenated me in the ring and one thing I feel that helped in all the negative effects of the pandemic.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 4, 1995) – ECW Double Tables
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 4, 1995, Extreme Championship Wrestling hosted ‘ECW Double Tables’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This show included Old School NWA Legend & former 4 Horsemen member Tully Blanchard challenging for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
The results of the show:
– Jason the Terrible & The Pitbulls defeated Hack Meyers & The Young Dragons
– Tommy Dreamer defeated Stevie Richards
– Mikey Whipwreck defeated Paul Lauria
– Ian Rotten defeated Axl Rotten
– Chris Benoit defeated Al Snow
– ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Shane Douglas (c) defeated Tully Blanchard
– Texas Death match: Cactus Jack defeated The Sandman
– Double Tables – ECW World Tag Team Championship: Sabu & The Tazmaniac defeated The Public Enemy (c)