• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 28, 1990) – MSG House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 28, 1990, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
While WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Ultimate Warrior wasn’t on the card that night, this event still featured some of the biggest names in Old School Professional Wrestling history like Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, Mr. Perfect, Sgt. Slaughter & Roddy Piper.
Storyline wise this was the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1991’ PPV.
Here are the results:
Koko B Ware def. Black Bart
Jimmy Snuka def. The Warlord via DQ
Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels wrestled Hercules & Paul Roma to a time limit draw
Saba Simba def. Greg Valentine via DQ
Hulk Hogan & Tugboat def. Dino Bravo & Earthquake
The Texas Tornado def. Virgil
General Adnan & Sergeant Slaughter def. Dusty Rhodes & Jim Duggan
Roddy Piper def. Mr. Perfect (C) via count-out
• Major Title Rematch Not Being Planned For WrestleMania 34
As we noted before, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena is currently the favorite to win the Royal Rumble 2018 match.
This led to speculation that Cena would most probably face AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34 (in a rematch of their Royal Rumble 2017 match), with the storyline being Cena will be chasing his record 17th WWE World Title win.
However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted that Cena won’t be facing Styles at WrestleMania 34 as Cena is in a “much bigger match than Styles”.
Meltzer also noted that Cena’s WrestleMania 34 plans will be clear in a few weeks. It’ll be interesting to see how Cena won’t be involved in a Title picture despite being the favorite to win the Royal Rumble match.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this.