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Reason Behind Finn Balor Facing Brock Lesnar At Royal Rumble 2019

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 15, 1984) – WWF Wrestling At The Chase

On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling At The Chase’.

The ‘Wrestling at the Chase’ TV show was originally associated with the ‘St. Louis Wrestling Club’ NWA territory, so they featured the NWA Wrestling Superstars, but in the fall of 1983, the TV station KPLR-TV (Channel 11) ended the relationship with the National Wrestling Alliance and started to negotiate a deal with the World Wrestling Federation, the promotion that ended up taking over the famous TV show.

This episode was pre-taped in St. Louis, Missouri and featured matches & interviews on the road to the first ever WrestleMania event.

You can find the card below:

– David Schultz vs. Jimmy Jackson

– Ivan Putski vs. Dennis Stamp

– Jimmy Snuka vs. Eddie Carson

– Mil Mascaras vs. Ken Jugan

– Big John Studd vs. James Burke/Rob Chaney

– Mr. Fuji vs. Kevin Collins

• Reason Behind Finn Balor Facing Brock Lesnar At Royal Rumble 2019

As we noted earlier, Vince McMahon cancelled Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble 2019 after Strowman destroyed Vince’s limo.

Vince then announced a Fatal 4 Way #1 contenders match between John Cena, Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor & Baron Corbin, with the winner facing Lesnar for the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble 2019.

In the main event of last night’s RAW, Finn Balor won the Fatal 4 Way to become the new #1 contender after he pinned John Cena by hitting his finisher.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor at Royal Rumble 2019 was “always the plan” because Vince McMahon realised it’s not a good idea for Brock to defeat Strowman once again (as plan is for Lesnar to head into WrestleMania 35 as the Universal Champion).

So Vince decided to put Balor in the match against Lesnar, as he feels Balor getting a match against Brock and losing would still be good for him (as it puts him back in the main event picture for a while).

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