• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 20, 1989) – NWA Chi-Town Rumble
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 20, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Chi-Town Rumble’ LIVE on PPV from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
This pay-per-view featured the first out of 3 legendary Flair/Steamboat matches.
Here are the results:
Michael Hayes defeated Russian Assassin I
Sting defeated Butch Reed
Loser Leaves The NWA: The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette defeated The Original Midnight Express & Paul E. Dangerously
NWA World Television Championship: Mike Rotunda defeated Rick Steiner (c)
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham (c)
NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors (c) defeated The Varsity Club
NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair (c)
• Matt Hardy Shows His Interest In AEW Dynamite (Photo)
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, Randy Orton brutally attacked Matt Hardy once again and this could’ve been Hardy’s final WWE appearance.
Below is what Hardy tweeted about this attack:
“Against Every Warning, with serious head/neck injuries, I showed up on RAW to face & fight RKO.
I was brutally beaten & suffered multiple injuries. But I’m alive. I’m not sure what’s next. If this was my WWE goodbye, I didn’t get what I deserved-But maybe I got what I needed.”
Against Every Warning, with serious head/neck injuries, I showed up on #RAW to face & fight RKO.
I was brutally beaten & suffered multiple injuries. But I’m alive. I’m not sure what’s next. If this was my @WWE goodbye, I didn’t get what I deserved-But maybe I got what I needed. pic.twitter.com/Bzh1Ot4fcU
— The UNKILLABLE Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) February 19, 2020
Matt then posted a couple of photos from last night’s AEW Dynamite on Twitter, where he was impressed with the “Free The Delete” signs in attendance:
— The UNKILLABLE Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) February 20, 2020
Word going on is that Hardy is going to end up in All Elite Wrestling once his contract with WWE expires.
WATCH: Cody Rhodes Hits A Moonsault From The Top Of The AEW Steel Cage On Last Night’s Dynamite: