• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 9, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Big John Studd vs. Greg Winston
– Ivan Koloff vs. Barry Hart
– Sonny Boy Hayes vs. Butch Cassidy
– Jimmy Snuka vs. BB Coleman
– Iron Mike Sharpe vs. Mac Rivera
– SD Jones vs. Bobby Golden
• NXT Beats AEW
This week’s episode of WWE NXT, which featured matches originally planned for NXT TakeOver: Tampa, drew 693,000 viewers on the USA Network.
On the other hand, this week’s AEW Dynamite drew 692,000 viewers on TNT.
This is the 4th time NXT has beaten Dynamite in terms of viewership in the Wednesday Night Wars.
• Charlotte Flair Reveals What WWE Needs To Do With NXT Becoming A 3rd Brand
During a recent media call, new NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair said that WWE needs a new developmental brand, as NXT is now on RAW and SmackDown’s level:
“It really made me realize just how much NXT and the Performance Center as a whole, has evolved. Especially I guess in the entire company, with NXT being a third brand, we need a new developmental to developmental, as NXT is no longer developmental.”
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