• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 11, 1993) – WWF UK Rampage 1993
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 11, 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘UK Rampage 1993’ LIVE on Sky Sports from the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England.
This was the 4th and final “UK Rampage” event the WWF aired on british television between 1989 and 1993.
Here are the PPV results:
– Fatu defeated Brian Knobbs
– Doink The Clown defeated Kamala
– Mr. Perfect defeated Samu
– Bob Backlund defeated Damien Demento
– Typhoon defeated The Brooklyn Brawler
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Crush defeated Shawn Michaels (c) via countout
– Lex Luger defeated Jim Duggan via DQ
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• Original Plan For Universal Title Match & Opening Match For WrestleMania 35
As seen this past Sunday at WrestleMania 35, Alexa Bliss and WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan kicked off the main show and the first match of the main show was Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE changed their plans for the Universal Title match after the main show began and decided that they’re gonna kick off the show with the Lesnar dropping the Universal Title to Rollins.
Below is what Meltzer said:
“They rearranged the order of the show that the Universal Title match would go on after they had already started. It was actually 5:30 pm local time before the switch was made to put them on first.
Hogan, when he was doing his promo, had no idea what Paul Heyman was doing when he was walking out because when Hogan was told what he was supposed to do, that [Heyman coming out] wasn’t gonna happen and I guess nobody told him that they had switched it.”
According to PWInsider, the original plan was for the Universal Championship match to take place right before the Women’s Title main event and the opening match was supposed to be Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles (which ended up becoming the second match of the main show).
Word going on is that the change in schedule was done so that Lesnar could leave the event as early as possible.