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Possible Plan For Andrade After Move To SmackDown

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 23, 1984) – WWF MSG House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

This live event featured the 1984 WWF Superstars and included a Grudge Match between Sgt. Slaughter and The Iron Sheik.

The results can be found below:

– Tiger Chung Lee defeated The Tonga Kid

– Rene Goulet defeated Jose Luis Rivera

– WWF Intercontinental Title: Tito Santana (c) defeated J.J. Dillon

– The Iron Sheik defeated Sgt. Slaughter

– Salvatore Bellomo defeated Ron Shaw

– David Schultz, Paul Orndorff & Roddy Piper defeated Ivan Putski, Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas

– Brian Blair defeated Samula

– WWF Women’s Tag Team Titles: Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre (C) defeated Peggy Lee & Wendi Richter

– Bob Backlund defeated Greg Valentine

• Possible Plan For Andrade After Move To SmackDown

As we noted earlier, WWE moved Andrade, Zelina Vega & Aleister Black to SmackDown this week (after they were moved to RAW last week).

According to PWInsider, FOX officials requested WWE to move Andrade & Zelina to SmackDown because SmackDown lacked Latino stars after the Superstar Shake-Up and FOX is planning to showcase WWE’s latino stars on their Spanish language station, FOX Deportes, once SmackDown moves to their Network in October.

With that being said, WWE officials also decided to move Aleister Black to SmackDown because Black is married to Zelina and WWE officials are trying to keep married (or engaged) couples on the same brand.

Another reason behind Andrade being moved to SmackDown is Charlotte Flair. Brad Shepard noted the following regarding Charlotte also playing a role in Andrade being moved to SmackDown:

“I spoke to a source in WWE about Andrade being moved to SmackDown, after originally being drafted to RAW. I’m told the reason is because Charlotte used her pull to request the change. Special consideration is usually given to married or engaged couples, and they’re engaged.”

Wrestling Observer is now reporting that Andrade could feud with Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship on SmackDown.

For those who don’t know, Andrade pinned Balor on last week’s episode of RAW (when Andrade was shifted to the red brand).

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