• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (June 3, 1989) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode from the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Ron Simmons vs. Ranger Ross
Ricky Santana vs. Joe Cruz
Highlight Video On Flyin’ Brian
Dick Murdoch vs. George South
Promo By Teddy Long
Ricky Steamboat vs. Trent Knight
Highlights Of The Feud Between The Road Warriors And The Samoan Swat Team
Interview w/ The Road Warriors
Scott Steiner vs. Trent Knight
The Samoan Swat Team vs. Deke Rivers/Joe Cazana
A&W Cream Soda King Of The Slam: Lex Luger
Interview w/ Terry Funk
Kevin Sullivan vs. Tom Pittner
A Vignette On Scott Hall
The Great Muta vs. Steve Casey
Dick Murdoch Attacks Bob Orton Before Bob Orton’s Match
Round 1 Of The NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament: The Midnight Express vs. Butch Reed & The Raider
• Old School WWF Jobber Of The Day: Chris Hahn
• Kurt Angle Reveals Why He Refused To Manage Matt Riddle In WWE
As we noted earlier, WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle revealed that he was offered to manage Matt Riddle by WWE. However, he refused to do so.
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Angle noted that he wants to focus on his business and work on improving his health, which is why he can’t make a return.
Below is what Angle said:
“I’m working on my business, and I’ve been doing a lot of rehab on my body, trying to get myself back to where I’m able to live a healthy lifestyle.
I’d been so banged up — my neck, my back, and my neck — but I’m making improvements. If I get to the point where I feel I can do it, then I’ll probably do it. But right now, I have to focus on my body.
It was almost a blessing in disguise that WWE released me. The business started picking up orders, and we’re at a point where I really need to be here.”