• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (November 17, 1979) – WWF Championship Wrestling (Hulk Hogan’s WWF DEBUT)
On this day in 1979, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and included matches & interviews featuring the 1979 WWF Superstars.
You can find the card below:
– Ken Patera vs. Ben Ortiz
– The Wild Samoans vs. Steve King & Frank Williams
– Larry Zbyszko vs. Mike Masters
– Tito Santana & Ivan Putski vs. Johnny Rodz & Jose Estrada
– Bobby Duncum vs. Dominic DeNucci
– Hulk Hogan vs. Harry Valdez (Hogan’s WWF debut)
• Shawn Michaels Reveals If He Would Return To Wrestle A Young Guy At WrestleMania 35
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, if he would wrestle a younger guy at WrestleMania 35 & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why he came out of retirement for a tag team match at WWE Crown Jewel:
“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.”
On if he would return to have a match with a younger guy at WrestleMania 35:
“I mean this respectfully, of course, but technically I’d make more with a singles match at WrestleMania, you know what I mean? Because that brand is bigger I’m charging more for a singles match. But I didn’t feel like I was put in the position in that particular match to be that guy.
The idea of me working against a much younger guy at WrestleMania puts me in a much tougher difficult situation performance-wise and that’s something that has been consistent over the last eight years is I had not wanted to be put in that position because I’m good with the performances I had at WrestleMania and I wanted to end those the way that I ended them.
This just happened to be a special thing that I didn’t think in a million years would come up but it did and that’s honestly the only reason I said yes.”