• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 9, 1980) – WWF Showdown at Shea 1980
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 9, 1980, Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wrestling Federation held a taped event at the world famous Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York in front of 36,295 Fans.
After 1972 and 1976, this was the third and also ended up being the last “Showdown at Shea” event the WWF held there.
Here are the results:
The Hangman defeated Rene Goulet
Ivan Putski defeated Johnny Rodz
Angel Marvilla defeated Jose Estrada
The Fabulous Moolah & Beverly Shade defeated Kandi Malloy & Peggy Lee
Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Greg Gagne defeated Rick McGraw
Pat Patterson defeated Tor Kamata via DQ
WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship: Tatsumi Fujinami (c) defeated Chavo Guerrero
WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship: Antonio Inoki defeated Larry Sharpe
André the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Tony Atlas defeated Ken Patera (c) via countout
WWF World Tag Team Championship: Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales defeated The Wild Samoans (c)
Steel Cage: Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko
• Major Spoiler For This Week’s RAW
On this week’s episode of RAW, Randy Orton (accompanied by two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair) will face Kevin Owens in a singles match.
Multiple sources have now confirmed that Flair will be written off WWE programming on this show, after “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton takes out the legendary Ric Flair.
Wrestlingnewsco is reporting that this was actually supposed to happen after Orton defeated Big Show last month, but Flair was kept off that show as a precautionary measure, as his wife, Wendy Barlow, was tested positive for COVID-19.
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