• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (June 28, 1986) – NWA World Wide Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to “NWA Starrcade 1986”.
The card can be found below:
The Midnight Express vs. George South & Bill Mulkey
Wahoo McDaniel & Ron Garvin vs. Mark Flemming & Brodie Chase
Black Bart vs. Mike Simani
The Road Warriors vs. Ben Alexander & Ron Rossi
Jimmy Valiant & Manny Fernandez vs. Randy Mulkey & Tony Zane
Ole Anderson vs. Todd Champion
Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal vs. Sam Houston & Rocky King
• Ryback’s Plan To Boost AEW’s Viewership
While speaking on Conversations With The Big Guy, former WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback noted that AEW should sign recently released WWE wrestler Rusev to help them bring in more viewers.
Below is what The Big Guy said:
“I love what they’re doing. They would do nothing but benefit from adding the right people into that roster as they continue to go along, and I think Rusev is going to be one of them. I really, really do.
You bring a guy like Rusev that has millions of followers on social media and say you’re going to get a small percentage of that. Maybe you get 30,000 people that are watching that weren’t watching before. That’s 30,000 more people that are watching with that guy on TV.
Maybe it’s higher, I don’t know, but you have to look at it like that where you can get new eyes and those new eyes will become fans of the guys who you have and become familiar with them.
You just continue to build because I think AEW has the potential to surpass WWE in time in the ratings, on the RAW and SmackDown side of things. They’re just so early on, so we kind of just have to wait and see. But, they’re staying on top for the time being.”