• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 25, 1991) – WCW World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Cumberland County Civic Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1991’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
– Diamond Studd vs. Tommy Angel
– Clash report
– P.N. News vs. Kevin Diamond
– Missy’s Manor with Steve Austin & Veronica
– Sting vs. Sam Cody
– Bull Drop Inn : Dusty Rhodes & Jason Hervey with P.N. News
– Windham vs. Benny Kendall
– Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. Terry Taylor & One Man Gang
• Real Reason Why WWE Had To Create The 24/7 Championship
WWE debuted the 24/7 Championship on this week’s episode of RAW and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley noted that fans will get to see this 24/7 action in the third hour of RAW.
According to the Wrestling Observer, USA Network presented WWE with the idea of the 24/7 Championship as they aren’t happy with the recent drop in viewership, especially in the third hour of RAW.
WWE used to do a strong viewership number for the 10-11 pm slot for RAW, but that hasn’t been the case recently.
USA Network presented multiple ideas to WWE and a source noted that almost all of them were bad, but Vince McMahon knew he had to take one of these ideas to please the network. The idea for the 24/7 Championship was the best out of all the ideas that were presented and WWE ended up using it.