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Former World Champion Says WWE Wanted To Make Him The ‘Black Jeff Hardy’

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (August 20, 1988) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to ‘Starrcade 1988’.

The card can be found below:

Int Road Warriors

Ricky Morton vs. Cruel Connection

Int Dr Death

Ron Garvin/Al Perez/Rick Steiner vs. Curtis Thompson/??/??

Int Gary Hart/Ron Garvin/Kevin Sullivan

[Clip from NWA Pro] Sting/Nikita Koloff vs. Tully Blanchard/Arn Anderson

Int Sting/Nikita Koloff

Midnight Express squash

Russian Assassin/Ivan Koloff squash

Dick Murdoch vs. Agent Steel

Int Arn Anderson/Tully Blanchard/JJ Dillon

Ric Flair/Barry Windham vs. Lex Luger/Dusty Rhodes (TV time expires)

• Former World Champion Says WWE Wanted To Make Him The ‘Black Jeff Hardy’

While speaking on New Day’s Feel The Power podcast, former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston shared a weird pitch WWE made for him in 2010.

They wanted him to be the Black Jeff Hardy, about which he said:

“Funny story about that. That was, I think of 2010. I was with the merchandising team; they were trying to create similar shirts. They have all these terrible designs, and one of them was so strange, like a silhouette of me? There was like this strange body painting.

And the guy with the merchandise was like throwing this idea at me. And he said, ‘oh, could you go out and wear blacklight body paint? Can you be like the black version of Jeff Hardy? ‘And I said’ what are you talking about!? Go out, painting myself glowing in the dark!? THAT’S STUPID!? Why would someone do that!?”

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