• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (July 1, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. Harlem Heat vs. The Steiner Brothers
2. Disco Inferno vs. Kurasawa
3. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Scotty Riggs
4. Randy Savage vs. Greg Valentine
5. The Giant vs. John Tenta
6. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael vs. Joe Gomez, The Renegade & The Rock & Roll Express
• Kofi Kingston Could Drop The WWE Title Earlier Than Originally Planned Date
As we have noted before, WWE plans to have Kofi Kingston drop the WWE Championship to Mr. Money In The Bank Brock Lesnar when SmackDown moves to FOX.
However, Vince McMahon could end up preponing this Title change because The New Day’s merchandise sales are dropping.
According to Brad Shepard, Vince McMahon could end Kofi’s WWE Title reign sooner than originally thought if Kofi’s merchandise sales drop (it should be noted that Kofi is still a top merchandise seller in WWE):
“According to a source in WWE, New Day’s merch sales are dipping. The internal thought is if Kofi Kingston’s merch sales continue to dip, that could give Vince McMahon incentive to have him drop the title and not ‘delay the inevitable’.”