• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 2, 1985) – WWF Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their 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”).
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 first ever WrestleMania event.
You can find the card below:
1. Mr. Wrestling II vs. Tony Russo
2. Aldo Marino vs. Les Thornton
3. Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs. Scrub
4. Ken Patera vs. Scrub
5. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Scrubs
6. Bret Hart vs. Chance Meyers
7. Interview: Hulk Hogan & Mr. T
8. Moondog Spot vs. Scrub (Mr. T is at ringside during the match)
9. King Kong Bundy vs. Joe Mirto
10. Ivan Putski vs. Butcher Paul Vachon
11. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff vs. SD Jones & Swede Hanson
• Interesting Note Regarding Survivor Series 2020
WrestleVotes provided the following update regarding Survivor Series 2020 pay-per-view:
“Location news: Survivor Series 2020 will be held November 22 in Dallas, Texas.”
Location news: Survivor Series 2020 will be held November 22 in Dallas, Texas.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 2, 2020
We have noted before that The Undertaker is scheduled to work Survivor Series 2020, as it will be his 30th anniversary in the WWE and WWE is going to promote it in a big way.
The date for the event being November 22 is the icing on the cake, as The Undertaker made his official WWF debut on November 22, 1990 at Survivor Series and the event will also take place in his home state of Texas.
So get ready to celebrate “30 Years Of Undertaker” this year!
WATCH: The Undertaker Having Fun With His Daughter (Part 2):