• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (November 17, 1991) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Texas Tornado vs. Bob Smedley
– Skinner vs. Eric Freedom
– Sgt. Slaughter Promo
– Tito Santana vs. Brian Costello
– Big Bully Busick vs. Scrub
– Randy Savage/Elizabeth Interview – Savage wants to be reinstated
– Survivor Series Report
– Ted DiBiase & IRS vs. The Bushwhackers
• Shawn Michaels Came Out Of Retirement On A Special Request By “Other People”, Didn’t Do It For Money
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels talked about coming out of retirement at WWE Crown Jewel for a tag team bout.
Michaels gave the following reason for coming out of retirement:
“So look one upside is it’s just one of those things I’m curious about, you know can I do my stuff? So technically, yeah I could go in there and do my stuff and have a young guy work around me and all that, but the 100% only reason I said yes to this one was it was a special request by other people and again, I look at it as somebody has the Rolling Stones and KISS to come over and play their greatest hits.”
The “other people” Shawn is referring to are most likely Saudi Arabia officials.
HBK also noted during his appearance that he didn’t do it for the money and that he would’ve made way more money if he returned for a match at WrestleMania, he still got paid $3 million for wrestling at WWE Crown Jewel PPV!