• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 22, 1982) – WWF MSG House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 22, 1982, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The results can be found here:
– Curt Hennig wrestled Eddie Gilbert to a time-limit-draw
– Special Delivery Jones defeated Swede Hanson
– WWF Junior Heavyweight Title: Tiger Mask I (C) defeated Jose Estrada
– 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Little Brutus & Sky Low Low defeated Frenchy Lamont & Little Joey
– WWF World Heavyweight Title: Bob Backlund (C) wrestled Billy Graham to a double-DQ
– Salvatore Bellomo defeated Mr. Fuji via DQ
– WWF Intercontinental Title: Pedro Morales (C) defeated Buddy Rose
– Jimmy Snuka defeated Captain Lou Albano
– Ray Stevens defeated Chief Jay Strongbow
– Jules Strongbow defeated Charlie Fulton
– 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Rocky Johnson & Tony Garea defeated Mr. Saito & Riki Choshu
• The Undertaker Looks Back At His Career – Recalls WCW Telling Him No One Will Ever Buy A Ticket To See Him Wrestle
28 Years ago today, The Undertaker made his official WWF debut.
Let’s take a look at what The Undertaker said about his legendary career and journey in the Professional Wrestling business in an old documentary:
“I really do appreciate where I’m at. And I can’t say this enough – I appreciate the opportunity that Vince McMahon has given me. I was not the a$$ kisser or suck up because anybody who knows me knows that’s not the case.
When I was with WCW back in late 80’s, they basically told me that I’d never amount to anything in this business and no one would ever buy a ticket to come see me wrestle. And I used that as motivation to prepare myself for WWF and they saw little more in me and they gave me an opportunity.
There has been a lot of bumps on the road, lot of broken bones and shattered dreams, but I don’t think looking back I’d have changed one thing. I don’t think I would have changed one broken bone or anything that has happened because everything that has happened has brought me to where I’m right now.
I think I have a pretty good handle on my life, personally and professionally. All the experiences that I have gone through pretty much prepared me to handle any situation.
Never would I have taken anything for granted because I know it could all be over tomorrow. But if that was to happen and it would all be over tomorrow, I would not have any regrets and I would not have anything (that) I’d say ‘Well, I wish I would have done it this way’.
I made mistakes and learned from them and tried not to make same mistakes twice. And hopefully, along the way, I may have helped somebody from making the same mistake.
It’s been a great ride for me and hopefully the ride is not over. Hopefully, there are a few more little curves and twists on the road.
I couldn’t imagine the success that I have been blessed with. You have dreams and you have goals, fortunately I have far exceeded both of those.
I’m tremendously proud of what I have been able to accomplish here. There is just no way I could have ever imagined being a headliner and main event status for over a decade with the World Wrestling Federation. I don’t know how anybody could ever dream that.
It’s a great feeling to know that I have had this kind of long lasting staying power and still got, you know, a few fights left in me.”