• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (November 22, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1999’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. WCW World Tag Titles: Konnan & Kidman vs. Creative Control
2. Evan Karagias vs. Saturn
3. Vampiro vs. The Wall
4. WCW World Title: Bret Hart vs. Jeff Jarrett
5. Eddy Guerrero vs. Kidman
6. Meng vs. Elizabeth
7. Lash LeRoux vs. Disco Inferno
8. Spice vs. Tigress
9. Buff Bagwell vs. Booker T
10. Asya vs. Madusa
11. Flag Match: Dean Malenko vs. Chris Benoit
12. Meng vs. Sting
13. The Outsiders vs. Goldberg & Sid Vicious
• Multiple Reasons For Shawn Michaels To Return For A Match At WrestleMania 35
WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels came out of retirement at WWE Crown Jewel earlier this month and teamed up with Triple H (to reunite D-Generation X) to defeat The Brothers Of Destruction.
HBK got paid $3 million for that match and noted in a post-WWE Crown Jewel interview that he’s now going to return to his normal life.
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, Michaels was asked if he would wrestle a younger guy at WrestleMania 35.
Below is what HBK said:
“The idea of me working against a much younger guy at WrestleMania puts me in a much tougher difficult situation performance-wise and that’s something that has been consistent over the last eight years is I had not wanted to be put in that position because I’m good with the performances I had at WrestleMania and I wanted to end those the way that I ended them.”
However, there are multiple reasons why “Mr. WrestleMania” won’t turn down a match at WrestleMania 35.
“The Big Dog” Roman Reigns is going to miss WrestleMania 35. Triple H could miss WrestleMania 35 as well if he’s unable to recover in time from his chest injury.
With two of WWE’s top guys who have been the top attractions at WrestleMania being out of the picture, expect Vince McMahon to push HBK to come back for one more match.
Also, Brad Shepard noted that HBK isn’t expected to turn down $2 million for a match at WrestleMania 35 (just like how he didn’t turn down $3 million for WWE Crown Jewel), especially after he already came out of retirement.