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Released WWE Wrestler Claims He Was Set To Become Intercontinental Champion At One Point

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 9, 1993) – WWF All American Wrestling

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.

It 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:

Razor Ramon vs. El Matador – KOTR Qualifier (Superstars 5/8/93)

Crush vs. Steve Vega (Superstars 5/8/93)

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Terry Zeller (Challenge 5/9/93)

Special Report: Undertaker & Giant Gonzalez (Challenge 5/9/93)

Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Papa Shango – KOTR Qualifier (Challenge 5/9/93)

No Hope with Dope Promo

Yokozuna vs. Sean Dakota (Superstars 5/8/93)

Virgil vs. Tim Patterson (Challenge 5/9/93)

Smoking Gunns Promo

Headshrinkers vs. Scott Bazo & Bob Young (Superstars 5/1/93)

• Released WWE Wrestler Claims He Was Set To Become Intercontinental Champion At One Point

Former NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush was among the numerous talents who were released by WWE to make budget cuts.

“The Man Of The Hour” spent some time on the WWE main roster, where he managed Bobby Lashley.

While speaking to Fightful, he revealed that he was slated to win the Intercontinental Championship during The All Mighty’s feud with Finn Balór:

“Lio Rush claimed that at one point during his run with Bobby Lashley, he was set to become Intercontinental Champion. The switch was planned during the Finn Balor feud, but he couldn’t remember why it didn’t pan out.”

Speaking of Rush, he said that he may never wrestle again.

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