• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 4, 1989) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1989’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Dusty Rhodes vs. George South
The Powers of Pain vs. Tim Horner & Mike Powell
Rick Martel vs. Reno Riggins
Jim Duggan vs. Barry Horowitz
WWF Tag Titles: Brain Busters (c) vs. Demolition
• Hugo Savinovich Says Crown Prince Ordered To Kidnap WWE Wrestlers
Former WWE Spanish commentator Hugo Savinovich, who broke the story of WWE’s issues with Saudi Arabia, appeared on The Hannibal TV to discuss the post-Crown Jewel situation.
Below is what Savinovich said:
“And that has the Prince upset [Vince McMahon cutting live feed for Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia because Crown Price no showed a meeting with him and didn’t pay for the two Saudi PPVs for this year], and it stopped them from leaving the country and got them off the plane.
So basically what they’re doing is they’re originally trying to make it look like it was just a mechanical situation, but an executive from the company – well, my wife had died, so they were just calling to comfort me. At the same time, I was told not to mention any names but they were concerned, they were very concerned.
A friend of mine that is from Saudi Arabia, that I’ve known for years and years since the era of VHS tapes that I used to do from Puerto Rico, he also gave me the scoop about what happened at the airport. So a lot of people will be talking more about it. The boys are very upset.
Of course, we always know that money talks. And if Vince gets the millions of dollars, and maybe the Middle East – that big TV contract, because it didn’t happen and in one day he lost over 200 million dollars (in stock value).
So, it’s a very complicated situation but the talent was, you know, I don’t want to use the word kidnapped but he ordered a kidnapping and the guys were stopped from leaving the country.”
WWE wrestlers are now back in USA and they’re safe & sound.
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