• SummerSlam 2022 Sets A New WWE Record
SummerSlam 2022 was the 35th edition of SummerSlam and it ended up becoming the most watched SummerSlam in WWF/E history.
WWE CEO Stephanie McMahon had the following to say about this in a recent press release:
“This past weekend SummerSlam emanated live on Peacock from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium in front of a crowd of 48,449 and became the most-watched SummerSlam in company history.
During the week we surpassed 90 Million subscribers and 70 Billion lifetime video views on YouTube, and 18 Million followers on TikTok.
We were also proud to be the first brand that Epic Games rolled out across three games simultaneously: Fall Guys, Rocket League and Fortnite, timed to coincide with our Premium Live Event.
Without all of the WWE Superstars who poured their hearts out inside the ring, our incredible crews and teams behind the scenes, the WWE Universe, and our incredible partners and friends, none of the successes of this past weekend would have been possible.
A special thank you to the Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium, Xfinity, Samaritan, Wildhorse Saloon, Pure Life, Cricket Wireless, Nutrabolt, DraftKings, Constellation Brands, Papa Johns, and the entire Nashville LOC.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 2, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This was the original third nationally syndicated show that later became known as “WWF Wrestling Spotlight” after the August 30, 1986 episode.
NOT to be confused with the famous “WWF Superstars of Wrestling” TV show, that eventually took over WWF Championship Wrestling in September 1986 and ran until 1997, before becoming a recap/highlights show that ran till 2001.
Here’s the card:
Ricky Steamboat vs. Mr. X
Jimmy Jack Funk & Hoss (Dory) Funk vs. Scrubs
Billy Jack Haynes vs. Steve Lombardi
Ted Arcidi vs. Johnny K-9
The Body Shop with Harley Race & Bobby Heenan
The Flower Shop with Mean Gene Okerlund
Pedro Morales vs. Moondog Spot