• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 9, 1985) – WWF Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS
On this day in 1985, 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. Mr. Wrestling II v. Tony Russo
2. Playboy Buddy Rose v. Hollywood Brown
3. SD Jones v. Jobber
4. Greg Valentine v. Jobber
5. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo v. Jobbers
6. Ricky Steamboat v. Jobber
7. Leilani Kai v. Winona Littleheart
8. Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik v. Jobbers
9. Ivan Putski v. Jobber
10. Brutus Beefcake v. Jobber
11. George Wells v. Jobber
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• Latest Update On The Undertaker’s WrestleMania 35 Status
According to WrestleVotes, The Undertaker is scheduled to appear at next month’s WrestleMania 35 PPV. However, there’s no information available regarding what Taker’s role will be on the show.
Getting a ton of Undertaker / WrestleMania questions. Here’s what I’ll say: it would shock me 100% if he didn’t appear on the show. He’ll be there.
TBD as to whether he’s in an actual match or not. Discussions were ongoing this week. Taker news is always tight lipped backstage.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 8, 2019
WrestleMania 35 will be The Undertaker’s 27th WrestleMania. His current WrestleMania record is 24-2. He defeated John Cena at last year’s WrestleMania in dominating fashion.
A lot of rumors are going on as to what The Deadman’s role could be for WrestleMania 35 – a return to make a save for a babyface wrestler, face Elias in an impromptu match or just destroy him in an in-ring segment, etc.
WrestleMania 35 is less than a month away and we hope we can provide you with more information regarding The Undertaker’s WrestleMania 35 role soon.