• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 9, 1993) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– KOTR Qualifying Match: Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Papa Shango
– Virgil vs. Tim Patterson
– Damien Demento vs. Billy Jones
– The Steiner Brothers vs. Louie Spicolli & Bobby Young
– King of the Ring Report
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Terry Zeller
WATCH: Awesome Sideview Of Paige’s Juggs:
• Reason Behind WWE Putting SmackDown Tag Team Titles On Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown, the team of Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan defeated The Usos to win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
According to Brad Shepard, Bryan was put into the tag team scene so that he doesn’t have to work much and can get some rest. Bryan recently took a break after WrestleMania 35 due to neck & back issues. Bryan & Rowan were then made the SmackDown Tag Team Champions because SmackDown’s tag team division is incredibly weak.
During a backstage interview on SmackDown, Bryan said that Tag Team Revolution is coming in WWE and that him & Rowan plan to main event WrestleMania as Tag Team Champions.
Below is what Bryan said:
“Is that a joke? Is that a joke? Because there’s a lot of joking around in the tag team division apparently. Like, it’s a joke, like I’m not going to have these changed. But speaking of jokes and speaking of the tag team division, think of The Usos, right? What were they doing on RAW last night? Joking around as if the tag team division is some sort of joke. And what about Heavy Machinery? Joking around as if the tag team division is some sort of joke. And what about The New Day? Joking around like being the tag team champions is some sort of joke.
You know, they talk about a women’s evolution, about women main eventing WrestleMania. Do you know who’s never talked about main eventing WrestleMania? It’s the tag team division and do you know why? Because for years, they’ve been led by jokers like The New Day, like The Usos, like Heavy Machinery, and they go out there and they do Thanksgiving Turkey Fights, and they’ll do Halloween Contests. Do you know what? We are not those kind of tag team champions and speaking of which, do you know what? There’s going to be a tag team evolution and this isn’t going to be one dictated to us by The McMahons, no.
This is going to be self-led, a self-led tag team revolution because Kofi Kingston, The New Day, they never aspired to that, they never aspired to that level, neither did The Usos. They were content with just being great tag teams. We’re not content to just be great, we are going to be the greatest tag team of all time. We are going to main event WrestleMania as Tag Team Champions and we are going to aspire higher, and nobody, nobody is going to stop The Planet’s Tag Team Champions.”