• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (February 26, 1985) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the first ever ‘WWF WrestleMania’ event.
The card can be found right here:
– Mr. Fuji vs. Salvatore Bellomo (12/1/84; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– Bob Orton Jr. vs. Mike Rotundo (12/1/84; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– The Iron Sheik vs. Dave Barbie (12/1/84; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– Ken Patera vs. Jose Rivera (12/1/84; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– Gama Singh vs. Johnny Rodz (12/1/84; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– WWF Women’s Champion Wendi Richter vs. Judy Martin (12/1/84; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– The Junkyard Dog vs. Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) (12/1/84; Philadelphia Spectrum)
– WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper (2/18/85; Madison Square Garden)
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• Reason Behind Batista Returning To WWE As A Heel
In the main event segment of last night’s RAW, WWE had planned a birthday celebration for two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair (who turned 70 years old), but it never happened.
Former WWE Champion Batista returned to WWE programming and attacked Flair in Flair’s locker room to call out Triple H (for a match at WrestleMania 35).
You can watch it below:
According to the Wrestling Observer, Batista returned as a heel to ensure that his current run goes according to plan and not like his last WWE run.
In his previous WWE run in 2014, Batista returned as a babyface, but got booed big time and that basically ruined his entire run.
Also, Batista noted during a recent interview with Tampa Bay Times that he prefers working as a heel.
Below is what Ric Flair tweeted about his birthday celebration and attack by “The Animal”:
I Want To Thank @WWE For Throwing Such A Wonderful Birthday Celebration With Some Of My Closest Friends. As For @DaveBautista… Be Careful Whose Party You Crash, Big Man! #WOOOOO pic.twitter.com/23iSS8PYnR
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) February 26, 2019