• “In Iraq, we got bombed” – Michael Cole Recalls WWE Tribute To The Troops Incident
Long-time WWF/WWE commentator Michael Cole was recently interviewed on The Pat McAfee Show, where he revealed that he nearly got bombed during one of the ‘WWE Tribute To The Troops’ shows in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
Here’s what Cole said:
“There was a threat, but we were in the capital city of Riyadh. We had assurance from a number of different places including the State Department.
In Iraq, we got bombed. We were in the middle of Baghdad and we were actually putting up the ring in the little arena that we had built and they sent three mortar shells our way.
So, we got shelled while we’re building the ring. The last mortar landed about 75 feet from where we actually were.”
Michael Cole used to be a well respected journalist and reporter before joining Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation in 1997 and has provided play-by-play commentary ever since, for the past 25 years.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 1, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Kerry Von Erich vs. Brooklyn Brawler
Ted DiBiase vs. Jim Evans
Shane Douglas vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
Tugboat vs. Jeff Sword
Paul Roma & Hercules vs. Dan Robbins & Alan Reynolds
Jimmy Snuka vs. Doug Vines
Orient Express vs. Gary Jackson & Albert Bissel