• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (October 11, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
Here is the card:
1. WWF World Tag Team Titles: British Bulldogs vs. Dream Team
2. Bob Orton & Magnificent Muraco vs. Billy Jack Haynes & Sivi Afi
3. Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy vs. Dick Slater & Ricky Hunter
4. Rougeau Brothers vs. Barry O & Hercules Hernandez
5. Pedro Morales & The Islanders vs. Ken Glover & The Hart Foundation
6. George Steele & The Junkyard Dog vs. Steve Regal & Terry Gibbs
• Injured WWE Wrestler ‘Can’t Wait’ To Wrestle Rey Mysterio
As we noted before, WWE announced that Rey Mysterio will be making a full-time return to WWE, beginning from next week’s historic 1000 episode of SmackDown – SmackDown 1000.
WWE has added Mysterio to the following dates:
Hartford, Conn. – Oct. 20
Boston, Mass. – Oct. 21
White Plains, N.Y. – Oct. 22
Cardiff, Wales – Nov. 3
Aberdeen, Scotland – Nov. 4
Birmingham, England – Nov. 5
Mysterio is set to be in action on next week’s SmackDown 1000, where he will face current United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup qualifying match.
Below is what WWE posted about this:
“Did you think SmackDown 1000 couldn’t get any bigger? Think again!
In his first match on SmackDown LIVE since 2014, the returning Rey Mysterio will square off with United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match.
The field in this eight-man tournament to determine the best in the world is already incredibly star-studded, with 16-time world champion John Cena, Olympic gold medalist and former world champion Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy & Randy Orton already punching their tickets to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel.
It’s sure to be a thrilling qualifying match, as Mysterio will look to use his speed and inimitable high-flying ability to keep The King of Strong Style on his toes, while Nakamura will attempt to stop The Ultimate Underdog in his tracks with his arsenal of devastating strikes.
Who will walk away from this dream match with a place in the WWE World Cup? Find out during SmackDown LIVE’s historic 1000th episode, next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA!”
After hearing this announcement, injured RAW wrestler Sami Zayn tweeted the following:
I can't wait to wrestle this man. https://t.co/iL6yrgeUC7
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) October 10, 2018