• Multi-Time Champion’s Return To WWE Is “Imminent”
According to Wrestlingnewsco, Zack Ryder (Matt Cardona) is scheduled to return to WWE very soon.
Ever since Triple H became the Head of Creative in WWE, there’s been speculation that he will bring Ryder back to the company, as he became a top name on the indy scene ever since his WWE release, winning several titles, including the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.
Ryder’s real-life wife, Chelsea Green, returned to WWE recently, so Ryder returning to the company is considered “imminent” by many within the company.
At the recent NWA Nuff Said PPV, Ryder failed to defeat Tyrus (fka Brodus Clay in WWE) for the NWA World Title.
This was seen as a sign by many that Ryder is on his way back to WWE.
Below are Zack’s accomplishments in WWE during his 13-year run on the main roster:
– 1x Intercontinental Champion
– 1x United States Champion
– 2x RAW Tag Team Champion
– 2 Title wins at WrestleMania
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 15, 1989) – NWA Clash Of The Champions 5
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 15, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Clash Of The Champions V: St. Valentine’s Massacre’ LIVE on TBS from the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Six-man tag team main event featured a rare WCW/NWA appearance by Japanese Wrestler (now Japanese wrestling legend) Tenryu.
The results from that night:
The Midnight Express defeated The Russian Assassins
Butch Reed defeated Steven Casey
Lex Luger defeated The Blackmailer
NWA United States Tag Team Championship: The Varsity Club defeated The Fantastics
Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Bradley
Rick Steiner defeated Rip Morgan
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors & Genichiro Tenryu (c) wrestled The Varsity Club to a double-DQ