• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 14, 1984) – WWF Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS (Black Saturday)
On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired the debut episode of their new TV show ‘World Championship Wrestling’ on Ted Turner’s channel TBS.
‘World Championship Wrestling’ originally belonged to the Georgia Championship Wrestling territory, which Vince McMahon bought in July 1984 (leading to the infamous “Black Saturday” show).
After the first ever WrestleMania event in 1985, McMahon sold the TV-show and the timeslot on TBS that came with it, to the Atlanta based Jim Crockett Promotions, who kept the ‘World Championship Wrestling’ name and continued the show as a weekly saturday night Wrestling show.
Ted Turner eventually bought Jim Crockett Promotions in late 1988 and renamed it ‘World Championship Wrestling’, which ironically was also the name of its weekly A-show, until they changed the show’s name to ‘WCW Saturday Night’ in 1992.
The World Wrestling Federation product ran on this show from July 14, 1984 until March 25, 1985.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & interviews on the road to the “WWF Brawl To End It All” event.
You can find the card below:
1. Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs. Nick DiCarlo & SD Jones
2. Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Curtis
3. Iron Sheik vs. Ron Hutchison
4. John Studd vs. Bobo Brazil
• IMPACT Wrestling Drops Another Hint About Former WWE Wrestler’s Debut
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will make a major announcement on July 18th, the day of IMPACT Slammiversary. The former WWE RAW Tag Team Champions have reportedly signed with IMPACT Wrestling.
The hype surrounding their announcement is increasing as the day of their major announcement comes closer.
IMPACT Wrestling’s Don Callis appeared on the Aftershock program and teased Karl Anderson’s debut. Callis made a comment about the mosquitoes being so large in Georgia that you needed a “machine gun” (Anderson’s nickname on the indies) to take care of them.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 13, 2020
There’s a possibility that Gallows and Anderson show up at this Saturday’s Slammiversary pay-per-view.
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