• On This Day In NWA History (September 3, 1988) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Starrcade 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. THE FANTASTICS vs. SOUTH/STEINBORN
2. THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS vs. JACKSON/ROYAL
3. MIKE ROTUNDA vs. BOB EMORY
4. BARRY WINDHAM vs. THE ITALIAN STALLION
5. RON SIMMONS vs. JOE CRUZ
6. RICKY MORTON & STEVE WILLIAMS vs. MENACE/PRICE
7. IVAN KOLOFF & RUSSIAN ASSASSIN vs. JONES/WILDE
8. ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD vs. ANGEL/KNIGHT
9. AL PEREZ vs. RICK ALLEN
• Renee Young On How Some Restrictions Ruined Hosting WWE Backstage For Her & CM Punk
While speaking on the SI Media podcast, former WWE announcer Renee Young discussed hosting WWE Backstage on FS1.
The show getting cancelled was one of the main reasons why she left WWE, but on the other hand, she didn’t find it too relevant in the end as well.
“I was a little surprised in the sense that, we got a vague email, ‘we have a Zoom call today.’ I was like, ‘What?’ I message a producer and go, ‘Is this bad news?’ He’s normally great about keeping me in the loop and he didn’t respond to me. I was like, ‘Oh sh*t, something is up.’ It sucks that Backstage got cancelled, I think it was starting to get into its groove.
The show still could have been more than it was. To me, it started to feel like another WWE kick-off show, and that’s not what the heart of the project started out as. That was disheartening to me. Going to work for FOX, I was like, ‘Hell yeah, now we can get out from under the thumb.’ You hear the stories about being overproduced (in WWE). To get away from that and be under the FOX umbrella, I was like, ‘We can finally do some stuff.’ No, we can’t. Our hands are still tied.”
She also revealed that CM Punk was also held back from being too controversial on the show, which would include discussing releases and drug tests.
“He didn’t do anything all that controversial to upset people. At first it was like, ‘Eh, what’s he going to say?’ Once he was on, it’s not like he just wanted to sh*t on everything, what’s the point of that? People expect that to a certain degree.”
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