• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 30, 1988) – WWF MSG House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 30, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The Hulkster wasn’t on the card as he was busy filming the movie ‘No Holds Barred’, produced by Vince McMahon himself.
Here are the results:
– The Blue Blazer wrestled The Red Rooster to a time-limit-draw
– Mr. Perfect defeated Koko B. Ware
– The Bushwhackers defeated Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff
– Flag: Jim Duggan defeated Dino Bravo
– Tim Horner defeated Barry Horowitz
– No DQ – WWF Tag Team Titles: The Powers of Pain defeated Demolition (c) via count-out
– Greg Valentine defeated Ronnie Garvin
– WWF World Heavyweight Title: Randy Savage (c) defeated Bad News Brown
• Former WWE Writer Comments On Triple H Burying Talent & Inserting Himself Into Feuds With Hot Talent
During a recent appearance on PW Torch Wrestling Podcast, former WWE writer Seth Mates talked about Triple H’s backstage power, how he buries talent & more.
Below is what Seth said:
“I knew as soon as the Daniel Bryan thing started to work that he (Triple H) was going to put himself back on TV to be a part of that. You know it’s classic Kliq mentality which he’s perfected. You smell the money and then suddenly, you become a part of it.
It’s the same kind of talking points and I’m not speaking out of turn here, I know I probably am, I don’t care, whatever. You know you smell the money and you’re the established guy and ‘Oh yeah, let me work with him, he’s a hot hand, I’ll really help make him and da, da, da, da, da.’
It’s this self-fulfilling prophecy. He goes out there and buries the roster and then people wonder why nobody gets over and why the fans don’t see anybody as Superstars when he’s allowed to do and say certain things that others aren’t. It’s the same thing with the Summer Of Punk. You know, Punk gets hot and he’s back on TV in two weeks.”
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