• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 4, 1984) – WWF Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS
On this day in 1984, 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 “WWF Brawl To End It All” event.
You can find the card below:
1. The Spoiler vs. Jobber
2. The Wild Samoans vs. Rene Goulet & Bobby Parliament
3. Kamala vs. Jobber
4. Interview: Ken Patera
5. Nikolai Volkoff vs. SD Jones
6. Interview: Lou Albano & Fabulous Moolah
• Name Of New Faction On RAW Revealed
A faction consisting of 5 wrestlers debuted on this week’s RAW and caused trouble throughout the night. Boxes were falling backstage and there were lighting problems due to them throwing molotov cocktails at the power generator.
WWE has revealed that the name of the faction is RETRIBUTION.
Below is what they posted:
“Chaos reigned on Monday night’s edition of RAW, and we now know the name of the group behind it.
The lights were cut out at several points during the show, including the United States Championship Match between Apollo Crews and MVP, as well as audio issues leading to microphone trouble for several Superstars throughout the night. Many thought the technical glitches were due to a storm in the area, but security footage later in the night would reveal a different story.
Video showed a group of masked assailants tossing Molotov cocktails at the WWE Performance Center’s power generator, setting it on fire.
WWE.com has learned that the faction behind the attack is calling themselves RETRIBUTION.
Little else is known about RETRIBUTION, aside from the fact that causing chaos seems to be their sole motivation.”
— WWE (@WWE) August 4, 2020
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