• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 20, 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. The Junkyard Dog vs. Terry Gibbs
2. Paul Orndorff vs. Scrub
3. Tony Atlas vs. Scrub
4. Big John Studd vs. Scrub
5. Jimmy Snuka vs. Scrub
6. Ivan Putski vs. Scrub
7. The Moondogs vs. Scrubs
• Matt Hardy Gives A Major Update On His WWE Status After Loss On RAW
As we noted earlier, Matt Hardy returned to WWE programming on this week’s episode of RAW and lost to Erick Rowan.
Hardy was trending on Twitter after his appearance on RAW and he went on to confirm that his time in WWE is indeed coming to an end.
Below is what Hardy posted on Twitter:
“WOW! Thanks for all the love & support from around the world.
I’m trending #17 worldwide because of my WWE slump & string of RAW TV losses.
Hope you’re enjoying my WWE TV appearances.. At this rate there won’t be many more.”
WOW! Thanks for all the love & support from around the world.
— Matt Hardy in LIMBO (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 21, 2020
Matt Hardy’s contract with WWE ends in March and word going on is that there’s a strong possibility he goes to AEW and works under his BROKEN gimmick there.
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