• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 6, 1988) – WWF Boston Garden Show [Ted DiBiase As WWF Champion]
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 6, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
The live event was televised on the local NESN channel with Craig DeGeorge & Lord Alfred Hayes doing commentary.
The card can be found here:
– Lanny Poffo vs. Terry Gibbs
– The Rougeau Brothers vs. Steve Lombardi & Barry Horowitz
– Sam Houston vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
– WWF Women’s Title Match: Sensational Sherri (c) vs. Rockin Robin
– Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant (The Million Dollar Man is announced as “New WWF Heavyweight Champion” here, and he also wears the belt)
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Dino Bravo
– Danny Davis vs. Brady Boone
– The One Man Gang vs. George Steele
– The Islanders vs. British Bulldogs
• Randy Orton Open To Negotiating With All Elite Wrestling
WrestleVotes noted on Twitter that All Elite Wrestling has made an outstanding offer to a top WWE Superstar.
Seems like the first real shot has been fired… source says AEW has made an “outstanding” offer to a current, big time WWE superstar. An offer that is almost too good to turn down. Things are really about to get interesting.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) February 5, 2019
According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, this top WWE star is 13 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton.
However, AEW officials made it clear to Sean that they’re not doing contract tampering with WWE Superstars. Sean then noted that Orton is the one who’s open to negotiating a deal with AEW.
Below is what Sean said on the Fightful Post Show:
“Now they (WrestleVotes) did not reveal the name and I know who the name is. Now before I get into this, I am not saying that this person was offered an AEW deal. I’m not saying that happened because I don’t know if that happened.
In fact, I asked people in AEW about this and I was told, ‘We are not tampering. We are not doing that. Our approach is fresh and independent is the goal for a majority of our recruitment’. What you’re likely seeing is a particular agent trying to leverage more money out of WWE by possibly planting sh*t like this.
What I was told this afternoon, was that Randy Orton has been openly discussing his willingness to speak with All Elite Wrestling.”
With that being said, it’s very much possible that Orton is ‘pulling a Brock Lesnar’ here and trying to take more money from WWE by pulling the AEW card (similar to how Lesnar gets a better WWE deal by pulling the UFC card).
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