• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (January 2, 1988) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode from the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
MICHAEL HAYES & JIMMY GARVIN vs. BRADLEY/MARTIN
LEX LUGER vs. KEITH STEINBORN
DICK MURDOCH vs. JASON WALKER
EDDIE GILBERT vs. STEVE ATKINSON
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS vs. JACKSON/STARR
LARRY ZBYSZKO vs. LEE PEEK
NIKITA KOLOFF vs. THE MENACE
ARN ANDERSON vs. RON GARVIN
ROAD WARRIORS & DUSTY RHODES vs. IVAN KOLOFF, WARLORD, BARBARIAN
• The Worst WrestleMania Match Vince McMahon Has Ever Seen Revealed
During a recent appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, WWE commentator Michael Cole revealed that his match with Jerry “The King” Lawler at WrestleMania 27 (which he won via DQ) was the worst match Vince McMahon has ever seen.
Below is what Cole said:
“Jerry comes off the rope with a missile dropkick and he kicks me right in the mouth. What happened? My other tooth next to the one Punk knocked out goes flying across the ring so now I’ve lost two teeth in the same day. There’s blood everywhere.
Jerry looks at me and he throws a right hand and I don’t even sell. I don’t even know where I’m at. I’m still on my feet and he goes, ‘Michael you’ve gotta go down when I throw a punch.’ So the next punch he throws with his index knuckle out and he catches me under the eye I go down like a brick.
Then when I get up he goes, ‘I’m gonna deliver the Stunner.’ I said, ‘A stunner?! How do I do a stunner?’ He goes: ‘Just sit there.’ He jammed his shoulder into my chin so bad I’m just laying there and they count the 1-2-3 or it’s over and I tapped out or whatever happened.
I got carried out of there a bloody mess. As I go to the back Vince, I walked to the back, and I’m like, ‘Man, I thought that went pretty good.’ I go to the back and I look at Vince, and Vince looks at me and he goes, ‘That is the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed in 60 years.’
So, that was my WrestleMania match, but the check cleared and I’m still undefeated.”
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