• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 18, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Veterans Memorial Arena in Green Bay, Wisconsin and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The British Bulldogs vs. Brian Costello & Chris Oliver
– The One Man Gang vs. Rick Gantner
– Jim Duggan vs. Barry Horowitz
– “Ravishing” Rick Rude & Hercules Hernandez vs. Scott Casey & Jim Evans
• Ryback Says WWE Intentionally Buried Braun Strowman
During a recent edition of Conversation With The Big Guy podcast, former WWE Superstar Ryback talked about Braun Strowman losing in big matches and how that could very well be the case again at WWE Crown Jewel 2019.
Below is what Ryback said:
“I’m really interested though with Braun Strowman. He is a guy that they have missed out on in on purpose. Again, it is done on purpose. It’s not Braun Strowman’s fault, it is all done by design. You’re taking him and he had lost to Seth Rollins, lost another big match, much like myself wherein the championship matches he has lost every single one.
You get knocked a peg lower every single time when that happens where eventually when he does win it he isn’t going to be as over as he should. They do that on purpose so that eventually when they put the title on him he won’t be a megastar because of all these losses that they do and they won’t follow through with it long term enough after.
This is almost to me…you’re putting this boxer in there with no pro wrestling experience and I am sure there is going to be some sort of gimmick towards this match. Here is my concern; you’re putting one of your top babyfaces, who can easily be the top star of the company, whether as a face or a heel, either one, with his size and ability to work his gimmick, against this pro boxer who they are going to be paying all of this money to.
Do you think they are going to bring in Tyson Fury – and if the business model was to make the WWE superstars marquee names – you would pay this guy a bunch of money to put over Braun Strowman and f***ing run with it?
That is what you should be doing as a company for the talent: pay these superstars that are outside your company and who are legitimate people in their own fields $10 million to put over this guy in this fake world you can sell and make money on this guy.
My concern is they are going to bring Fury in and it’s going to be a Big Show type of thing [Big Show losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at WrestleMania 24].
I don’t see how Braun is going to come out of this where Tyson Fury is at in his career right now, unfortunately. Maybe I am wrong, but they have proven it. I feel like this is really going to f**ing put a hurt on Braun overall because he is a face, too.”
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