• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (August 14, 1983) – HULK HOGAN ON NWA TV
What? Hulk Hogan wrestling in an NWA Territory?
Well, not all too many people know about his brief stint on ‘NWA Wrestling at the Chase’, a weekly TV Show by NWA Territory ‘St. Louis Wrestling Club’.
Between 1945 and 1982 the legendary Sam Muchnick used to be the promoter, but at this point in time Bob Geigel, Pat O’Connor & Harley Race had taken over as co-promoters.
Hogan himself was still wrestling for Verne Gagne’s AWA on a regular basis at that time, besides doing tours to Japan (NJPW) every year as well.
On August 14, 1983 NWA Wrestling at the Chase aired a pre-taped match that featured Hulk Hogan wrestling John King.
You can watch the entire match below:
With Verne now allowing Hogan to appear on NWA TV, the National Wrestling Alliance also booked him for their inaugural Starrcade event, that happened a few months later on November 24, 1983.
The Hulkster was supposed to team with “Chief” Wahoo McDaniel against Dick Slater & “Cowboy” Bob Orton at the first ever Starrcade, but ended up canceling the booking as it conflicted with a tour to Japan.
When he returned from NJPW, instead of going back to the AWA as expected by Verne Gagne, Hogan secretly met with Vince, signed with the World Wrestling Federation and the rest is history.
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• Possible Spoiler On How WWE Plans To Have Roman Reigns Cheered After He Defeats Brock Lesnar At SummerSlam 2018
This Sunday is looking to be the day Brock Lesnar finally loses the Universal Championship.
While Reigns finally becoming WWE’s #1 Champion once again is one of WWE’s main goal, another goal is to get Reigns cheered when he wins the Universal Championship (which was one of the main reason why Vince McMahon didn’t decide to put the Title on Reigns at WrestleMania 34).
Well, it looks like Vince has found a way to end SummerSlam 2018 to cheers after Reigns captures the Universal Championship.
WWE officials have discussed the idea of Reigns defeating Lesnar clean to win the Universal Championship. Lesnar would snap after the match and attack Reigns during Reigns’ Title celebration. This would lead to Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose running out and saving their Shield brother.
They would then end the night by delivering a Shield Bomb to Lesnar and celebrating the crowning of a new Universal Champion.