• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 15, 1989) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode from the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA WrestleWar 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Highlights Of Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair From Clash Of The Champions 6
– Interview w/ Dick Murdoch
– Bob Orton/Butch Reed vs. Dick Murdoch/Bucky Zeigler
– Interview w/ Sting
– The Great Muta vs. Greg Evans
– Promo By The Road Warriors
– Randy Rose vs. Jack Victory
– Rick Steiner vs. The Raider
– Interview w/ Kevin Sullivan
– Commercial For Wrestle War 89 Hyping The Matches
– Promo By Ric Flair
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Ron Simmons
– Promo By Jim Cornette
– Lex Luger vs. Tom Branch
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• Real Reason Behind WWE Doing The Hall Of Fame 2019 Ceremony In A Ring
As seen during the WrestleMania 35 weekend, WWE made a big change to their Hall of Fame 2019 ceremony as it was done in the ring this time instead of a stage.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider revealed the real reason why WWE made this change:
“It’s not that they were too lazy, here’s what happened. The Hall Of Fame was on Saturday. Traditionally for the last couple of years it’s been on Friday so they set up the building for the Hall Of Fame on Friday, break it down, set up for NXT. The building would sit there on Sunday when everyone was at WrestleMania and the building would sit for RAW and SmackDown.
This year because of Ring Of Honor [and NJPW show] they flipped the coin so that means they would have needed to set up for NXT, break it all down, set up for the Hall Of Fame, break it all down, get it ready for RAW and get it ready for SmackDown. So that is why they went with the wrestling ring and they didn’t do the big stage and production and all that. They were trying to make it easier on the production team.”