• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 25, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and included matches & storyline segments featuring the 1987 WWF Superstars.
Here is the card:
1. Demolition vs. Paul Roma & Jim Powers
2. Tito Santana vs. Ed Dean
3. The Honky Tonk Man vs. Tom Sharpe
4. The Killer Bees vs. “Iron” Mike Sharpe & Steve Lombardi
5. Blackjack Mulligan & Billy Jack Haynes vs. Dave Wagner & Rick Renslow
6. The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff & Butch Reed vs. Sivi Afi & The Islanders
• Taynara Conti Breaks Silence On Her Release From WWE
Former NXT wrestler Taynara Conti was one of the many wrestlers that were released by WWE due to the budget cuts.
Conti had already asked the company for her release 3 months ago, due to a disagreement over financial issues with the company.
She posted a video on her YouTube channel, and discussed her release from WWE.
Below is what she said in the video:
“First of all, I wanted to say, I’m okay. I’m happy, I’m healthy, and most important I’m so excited for the future, for real.
Honestly that was the most crazy and amazing opportunity of my whole life. I will always be grateful because WWE changed my life and for the better. I came here to the US and I [didn’t speak] English, I had no idea what wrestling was before, and after two years I was in a WrestleMania ring, you guys. Do you have any idea! I had just two years of experience and I was in WrestleMania.
In the last couple months I wasn’t feeling like that anymore, I was not happy. As you guys know, I have a background in judo, I mean, I was competing with myself and I need to feel that I’m growing, that I have space to grow and I’m useful. I was not feeling like that anymore. I talked to them, we tried to figure it out and I was just not happy. When I’m not happy, I try to change. If I can change, let’s go, move on!
I asked for my release about three months ago and they were not able to give it to me then. I had no option but to try again. Then in the middle of the pandemic I was home, and I got a call, ‘Hey, Tay! Bye!’ They released me.
Of course, it was a shock, I was upset, I was nervous. But now that I figured everything out, I’m happy, I want to have good feelings about WWE in my heart and I will always have it.
We had great coaches in WWE and I learned a lot from them. I always wanted to learn more. I want to know more about wrestling because I just know WWE and wrestling is much bigger than that.
I really want to achieve a couple dreams like go to Japan and wrestling in other places, so I’m really excited for the future.”
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