• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 22, 1984) – WWF Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS
On this day in 1984, 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. The Junkyard Dog vs. Bobby Bass
2. The Iron Shiek vs. Frank Marconi
3. Ken Patera & Big John Studd vs. Bob & Joe Marcus
4. The Moondogs vs. Brian MacNee & Nick DeCarlo
5. Mike Rotundo vs. Rene Goulet
6. The Spoiler vs. Tony Atlas
• Jim Ross On What He Plans To Do After His AEW Contract Expires
During a recent appearance on Sports Media podcast, WWE Hall of Famer & current AEW commentator Jim Ross talked about what he plans to do after his contract with AEW expires.
Below is what JR said:
“Somebody said to me the other day, they said. I read you signed a 3 year contract with AEW and the Khan family.’ I sure did. ‘Well what are you gonna do when that’s up?’ I said, ‘Well, thanks for assuming I’ll be alive,’ number one. I like that theory.
I said, ‘Here’s what I’d probably like to do: How about renew it? And get another one.’ Hey look, if our man Vin Scully can do it until his 80s — that scares some young fans right there. ‘Oh my God, that old bastard is thinking about doing this until his 80s.’
Well let’s not get carried away kids. Lighten up for instance. It’s not that bad.”
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