• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 19, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was pre-taped at the Louisville Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky and included matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Kamala & Sika vs. Lanny Poffo & Sonny Rogers
2. The Honky Tonk Man vs. Scott Casey
3. The Can-Am Connection vs. The Shadows
4. The Dream Team vs. Jerry Allen & Mario Mancini
5. Jake Roberts vs. Dusty Wolfe
6. Randy Savage vs. Sivi Afi
• RAW Wrestler Says He’d Be Randy Orton If Eric Bischoff & Ric Flair Ran WWE
While speaking to talkSPORT, RAW Superstar Dolph Ziggler discussed his friendship with Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff, and how much he appreciates their support for him.
Below is what he said:
“100%, yeah. It’s too bad Bischoff and Flair don’t own the company because then maybe I’d be Randy Orton! But that’s how it goes. Too bad it’s not 1997 and I’d go down to Atlanta and say let’s reform nWo [laughs].
Hearing that from them is fantastic. Bischoff has an amazing mind for the business. If you listen to him, he knows facts, what’s really happened, he knows the business behind the camera and in front of it.
Ric Flair, one of the greatest of all F’n time and a friend of mine. To get that praise from him, it will never, ever get old because I see him as one of the greatest that have ever done it.
And he’s still going today! He’s going to outlive us all somehow! The last few weeks, because we’ve been in Orlando, I’ve had the chance to hang out with him and have a couple of soda pops after the shows and it is my absolute favourite thing to do.
It kills me when you know there’s legends in the business and your name is always on a shortlist [of greats], but you’re not necessarily thought of that way at your job. It kills me. Every single day.
But, I find a way to defend it by if you give me five minutes, I’ll go make this the best five minutes there is. One day, I’ll be like ‘hey, listen. I’m done. I’m not coming back anymore.’ And they’ll be like ‘Oh, but we need you for the next 10 years!’ And you go ‘well, you should have listened to Bischoff and Flair’ [laughs] No, I’m just kidding.
One day, you have to be gone to notice what they’re missing and I’m rarely ever fricking gone! At some point, you’ll find out how needed you are, but I’m not there yet.
I still love doing what I do and hearing that praise because it’s stuff like that that keeps you going from the people you look up to.”
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