• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 20, 1985) – WWF Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS
On this day in 1985, 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. Terry Gibbs
2. Paul Orndorff vs. Scrub
3. Tony Atlas vs. Scrub
4. Big John Studd vs. Scrub
5. Jimmy Snuka vs. Scrub
6. Ivan Putski vs. Scrub
7. Moondogs vs. Scrubs
• RAW Stars Asked For Their Release After Feeling Disrespected
As we noted before, RAW Tag Team The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) have asked for their release from WWE.
According to ProWrestlingSheet, The Revival asked for their release after they felt disrespected when WWE aired a cut-away backstage segment during their match (where wrestlers were outside Vince McMahon’s office) on RAW last week.
They also aren’t happy with how WWE treats their Tag Team division. They were frustrated by the lack of promos and backstage segment for them, WWE underutilizing top tag teams like AOP and Luke Gallows/Karl Anderson and the RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable not even appearing on RAW last week.
Multiple sources have reported that The Revival’s request for a release has been denied by WWE officials.
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