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Former WWE Wrestler Attacks New IWGP Heavyweight Champion At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14, Chris Jericho Wants AEW & NJPW To Work Together

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 5, 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. Nikolai Volkoff vs. Bob Marcus

2. Interview – Iron Sheik

3. Blackjack Mulligan vs. Ted Grizzly

4. Andre the Giant & S.D. Jones vs. Ken Patera & Big John Studd

5. Tito Santana vs. Bobby Bass

6. Hulk Hogan vs. Terry Gibbs

7. Moondogs vs. Scrubs

8. Greg Valentine vs. Scrub

• Former WWE Wrestler Attacks New IWGP Heavyweight Champion At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14, Chris Jericho Wants AEW & NJPW To Work Together

At today’s Night 2 of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14, IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada to become a double champion.

Below are some GIFs from this match:

Tetsuya Naito wins IWGP Heavyweight Championship at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Night 2

After the match, former WWE wrestler Kenta (fka Hideo Itami) attacked Naito.

Kenta attacks new IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14

As we noted earlier, AEW World Champion Chris Jericho defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi (tap here for highlights). Following his win, Jericho said during the post-match conference that he wants AEW & NJPW to work together.

Chris Jericho said during post-match press conference at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 that AEW & NJPW should work together

Below are the complete results from Night 2 of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14:

Gauntlet match for the NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Championship: Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi) defeated The Most Violent Players (Togi Makabe and Toru Yano) and Ryusuke Taguchi (c), Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, and Robbie Eagles), Suzuki-gun (Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru), Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, and Chase Owens) to win the Titles

– Hiromu Takahashi and Ryu Lee def. Jushin Thunder Liger and Naoki Sano (with Yoshiaki Fujiwara) in Liger’s retirement match

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Roppongi 3K (Yoh and Sho) (with Rocky Romero) def. Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo) (c) to win the Titles

British Heavyweight Championship Match: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) def. Sanada to retain the Title

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) def. Juice Robinson (with David Finlay) to retain the Title, Minoru Suzuki attacked Moxley after the match

NEVER Openweight Championship Match: Hirooki Goto def. Kenta (c) to win the Title

– Jay White (with Gedo) def. Kota Ibushi

– AEW World Champion Chris Jericho def. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Double Gold Dash match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championship: IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito def. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, Kenta attacked Naito after the match

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