• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 4, 1997) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘nWo Souled Out 1997’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Chris Jericho vs. Jim Richland
2. Arn Anderson vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
3. Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko
4. Masahiro Chono vs. Mark Starr
5. Big Bubba vs. JL
6. Public Enemy vs. Armstrong Brothers
7. Lex Luger vs. Mike Enos
8. Lord Steven Regal vs. Ice Train
• Sami Zayn & More Wrestlers Expected To Move To NXT After WrestleMania 36
As we have noted before, a Draft / Super Shake-Up is scheduled to take place after WrestleMania 36 and it will also include NXT as a third brand.
According to Tom Colohue, main roster wrestlers like Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe are expected to move to NXT (which would also provide a boost to NXT in their ratings war against AEW Dynamite on Wednesday nights):
“With regards to NXT, Sami Zayn is still the favourite name I’m hearing, but there is a lot of discussion about that, so I can say for certain. Sami Zayn is the one I’m hearing the most, as well as potentially someone like [Shinsuke] Nakamura.
There is a level of people they are interested in bringing back to NXT, people who have been there before, people who have a lot to add, the Samoa Joes, that sort of level. Those are the people they want working.”
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