• Samoa Joe Explains NXT’s New Direction
We recently reported that WWE’s developmental brand NXT is about to get a revamp, and the new direction for the show includes them signing younger athletes and also stop bringing in independent wrestlers.
Current NXT Champion Samoa Joe explained the new direction during an interview with TalkSport, where he said the following:
“There have been different cycles where different types of athletes come in. Everything from independent talents come in to just straight up athletes; these directives change and they shift basically on the needs of the company.
The directive right now is probably a little bit younger and looking for a little more athletic, which isn’t terrible whatsoever, but that directive will invariably shift as the needs as the company shifts.
So yeah, there is a directive, it comes from Vince, we all follow it and we get the job done for him. We’re happy to do so.”
You can check out NXT’s new logo below:
Also Read: Tony Khan Reacts To WWE Revamping NXT
WATCH: Scarlett’s (Karrion Kross’ Girlfriend) Revealing Buns In Action:
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 30, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York and featured matches & segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1999’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
David Taylor & Steven Regal Vs. Disorderly Conduct
Scotty Riggs Vs. Lash Leroux
Kaz Hayashi Vs. Lodi
Rey Misteiro Jr. & Eddie Guerrero Vs. Blitzkrieg & La Parka
World Tag Team Champions Barry Windham and Kendall Windham Vs. Kenny Kaos and Prince Iaukea
Buff Bagwell Vs. Van Hammer
The First Family Vs. The Revolution
World Television Champion Rick Steiner Vs. Disco Inferno
United States Champion Chris Benoit Vs. Jerry Flynn
Goldberg & Hulk Hogan Vs. The Triad