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JBL Reveals How The APA Was Formed

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• JBL Reveals How The APA Was Formed

While speaking to Corey Graves on WWE’s After The Bell podcast this week, WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2020 inductee, JBL, revealed how him and Ron Simmons joined forces to form the APA.

Here’s what JBL said:

“He goes (Vince McMahon), ‘I wanna put that on television.’ I said, ‘Put what on television?’ And I’m still so hungover, I’m seeing triple and he goes, ‘You and Ron, sitting around bs’ing having beers.’ He goes, ‘That’s good stuff.’ He goes, ‘I like that.’ He goes, ‘That’s just guys’ and I said, ‘You want me and Ron to sit around and drink on television?’ He goes, ‘Yes!’ He goes, ‘I got it all figured out. The Acolytes Protection Agency, The APA, you’re gonna beat people up for money.’

Really? So I go back and tell Ron, Ron goes, ‘Yeah, when are we going to Japan?’ I said, ‘Ron, Vince wants us to drink beer on television.’ Ron goes, ‘That’s the best idea I’ve ever heard’ and that was it.

That’s how The A.P.A. started was Vince seeing me and Ron just sitting around bs’ing and goes, ‘I just wanna put that on television. You guys be you guys,’ he thought that was entertaining and that’s how The A.P.A. as far as the backstage [stuff] started.”

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 3, 1987) – Saturday Night’s Main Event 12

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 3, 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event 12’ on NBC.

The entire event was originally taped on September 23, 1987 at the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Here are the results:

WWF Intercontinental Championship: Macho Man defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) by DQ

WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Sika

King Kong Bundy defeated Paul Orndorff

WWF Tag Team Championship: The Hart Foundation (c) defeated The Young Stallions

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