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Reason Behind Ric Flair’s RAW Appearance Being Cancelled Last Week

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (January 16, 1993) – WCW Saturday Night

On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.

It was taped at the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl III’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Interview: Bill Watts

– Barry Windham/Brian Pillman/Steve Austin vs. Brad Armstrong/Too Cold Scorpio/Johnny B. Badd

– Interview: Barry Windham

– Vader vs. Ken Dickson

– Interview: Ron Simmons

– Interview: Erik Watts

– Wrecking Crew vs. Keith Cole/Chris Sullivan

– Interview: Dustin Rhodes

– SuperBrawl III Control Center

– Interview: Ricky Steamboat

– Max Pain vs. Rick Savage

– Interview: Vinnie Vegas

– Interview: Cactus Jack

– Chris Benoit vs. Buff Bagwell

– Interview: Chris Benoit

– Interview: Brian Pillman/Steve Austin

– Cactus Jack vs. Paul Orndorff

– Vader/Barbarian come out

– Ricky Steamboat vs. Dustin Rhodes

– Barry Windham comes out

– Interview: Dustin Rhodes

• Reason Behind Ric Flair’s RAW Appearance Being Cancelled Last Week

WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan paid tribute to the late “Mean” Gene Okerlund last week on RAW. It should be noted that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was also at RAW for this tribute, but WWE ended up only using Hogan.

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials felt that only Hogan paying tribute to Mean Gene was more apt than adding Flair to it because Hogan & Mean Gene go way back.

Also, WWE officials knew this was a great way of bringing Hogan back to WWE TV without the fans complaining, so they went with Hogan doing a solo tribute for his longtime friend.

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