• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 20, 1989) – NWA Chi-Town Rumble
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 20, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Chi-Town Rumble’ LIVE on PPV from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
This pay-per-view featured the first out of 3 legendary Flair/Steamboat matches.
Here are the results:
– Michael Hayes defeated Russian Assassin I
– Sting defeated Butch Reed
– Loser Leaves The NWA: The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette defeated The Original Midnight Express & Paul E. Dangerously
– NWA World Television Championship: Mike Rotunda defeated Rick Steiner (c)
– NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham (c)
– NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors (c) defeated The Varsity Club
– NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair (c)
• Latest Rumor Regarding Batista’s WrestleMania 35 Status & Other Returns
According to Joe Peisich, the following names are rumored to have matches at WrestleMania 35:
– John Cena
– Kurt Angle
– Kevin Owens
– Sami Zayn
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As we noted before, John Cena vs. Drew McIntyre is expected to take place at WrestleMania 35. Kurt Angle is expected to have a retirement match at the Show of Shows.
Speaking of Batista, the plan last year was for him to face Triple H. The status of that match depends on if Triple H will be cleared to return to in-ring action in time for WrestleMania 35.
If Batista is indeed returning for a match, one would expect him to return to WWE programming on next week’s episode of RAW, which will feature Ric Flair’s 70th birthday party and WWE is teasing that a lot of Superstars and Legends will be returning for this party.