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NXT Star Teases Making History At Royal Rumble 2019

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 22, 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 WrestleMania event.

You can find the card below:

1. The Junkyard Dog vs. Bobby Bass

2. The Iron Shiek vs. Frank Marconi

3. Ken Patera & Big John Studd vs. Bob & Joe Marcus

4. The Moondogs vs. Brian MacNee & Nick DeCarlo

5. Mike Rotundo vs. Rene Goulet

6. The Spoiler vs. Tony Atlas

• NXT Star Teases Making History At Royal Rumble 2019

During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, former UFC fighter and current NXT wrestler Matt Riddle teased entering the Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 match and possibly making history.

Below is what Riddle said:

“I’m really hoping in this new year because I know TakeOver is the same weekend as the Royal Rumble and I’ll be honest, I’m a big rumble guy. You never know, there might be a spot open, maybe I get in there, maybe I make some history. Right? Who knows?

I’m aiming for the stars. The star stallion, the stallion star. Dude, it needs to happen. Yeah, it should happen. It should happen.”

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