• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 3, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and included pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1987 WWF Superstars.
The card can be found right here:
1. Ricky Steamboat vs. Terry Gibbs
2. Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff & Butch Reed vs. Lanny Poffo & Sivi Afi & Mario Mancini
3. Harley Race vs. Nelson Veilleux
4. British Bulldogs vs. Rick Gantner & Rocky Stone
5. Rick Martel & Tom Zenk vs. Sika & Kamala
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• Lio Rush Rejects WWE’s Offer – Wants To Get Released To Show WWE What He Can Do Outside
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, WWE offered Lio Rush a 5 year deal worth $300,000 per year, but Rush rejected it and asked for double that number.
Also, Rush suggested backstage that WWE should release him so that he can show them what he can do outside of the company:
“Rush’s claims are interesting, especially since WWE sources have claimed today that Rush was offered a new, 5 year contract that was said to be in the $300,000 range, but turned it down, instead, according to multiple sources, asking for double that number.
We are told that Rush has, at on at least one occasion, instead suggested the company release him so he can ‘show them’ what he could accomplish outside of WWE.”