• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 29, 1991) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– The Big Bossman vs. The Intruder
– The Berzerker vs. Larry Williams
– Kerry Von Erich vs. Louie Spicolli
– The Natural Disasters vs. Bob Abbott & Bill Sampson
– Virgil vs. Randy Sharkey
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Dusty Wolfe
– The Warlord vs. Larry Ludden
• Kurt Angle Reveals The Real Reason He Couldn’t Face John Cena At WrestleMania 35
During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle revealed why he couldn’t face 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in his retirement match at WrestleMania 35.
Angle noted that the plan was always for him to face Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 and then he told Vince McMahon a few weeks before WrestleMania that he wants to retire.
Angle noted that Vince knew he wanted to face Cena in his retirement match and that he would’ve got his choice he waited another year for his retirement.
Below is what Angle said:
“I think Vince [McMahon] felt if Jason [Jordan] is not going to be around, we are going to use Baron. I think Baron ends up getting Jason’s spot and rightfully so, I loved Baron’s progress, loved his look, he is really good, takes care of you in the ring and he is a great worker. It occurred at WrestleMania 35 because that is where we were going in the first place.
Vince didn’t know I wanted to retire at [WrestleMania] 35. When I spring it on him five-weeks before WrestleMania, I gave him a list of guys I wanted to work with. We started to have the farewell matches going into Mania, Vince said he knew who I wanted [John Cena], and if it was [WrestleMania] 36 it could have happened. But we had been working this program for a year and they just were not going to drop it.
So, if I wanted to retire this year, it had to be Baron, I was fine with that and I respected the decision.
Was Baron the right person? Probably not. But I think Baron Corbin right now is the best heel in the business right now. People genuinely hate him and that is real heat.”