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“It was like a Zoom call” – Top AEW Star Takes A Shot At WWE ThunderDome

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 22, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin and included matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.

Here is the match-card:

1. Ken Patera vs. Tom Stone

2. Butch Reed vs. Jim Evans

3. Paul Roma & Jim Powers vs. Sika & Kamala

4. The Islanders vs. Tom Sharpe & Mike Richards

5. Killer Khan vs. Billy Golden

6. Koko B. Ware vs. Chris Curtis

• “It was like a Zoom call” – Top AEW Star Takes A Shot At WWE ThunderDome

While speaking to The Wrestling Observer, AEW World Champion Jon Moxley discussed WWE introducing the ThunderDome.

Below is what he said about it:

“I really don’t want to get into bashing them (WWE) thing, you know, but all the LED boards and sh*t in their ThunderDome isn’t going to fix their problems. We know what their problem is. I saw a picture of The ThunderDome and it had all the, it was like a Zoom call, with all the faces on the and it tripped me out because it immediately made me think of…have you ever read the book, Fahrenheit 451?

So, this book, it was written in 1953 by a guy named Ray Bradbury and basically, it’s like a dystopian kind of thing, kind of like 1984. But he basically predicts, in 1952, exactly what 2020 will be like. If you read it, you’re like woooaah. Because the firemen, they burn books because they don’t want people to be literate or smart or think for themselves. They just want to feed them with all this, uh, like mindless entertainment.

Why the ThunderDome made me think of it is because this is in the 50s before computers and social media but he kind of imagined what it would be like and the thing was like, your family quote-unquote in the parlor wall. So, like in your living room, the wall will be filled like with all these faces that you communicate and hang out with, that’s kind of like social media is now. And that’s exactly what The ThunderDome looked like. I went, ‘Oh My God, it’s the thing from Farenheit 451 come to life.'”

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