• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (DECEMBER 30, 1988) – Macho Man vs. Bad News Brown
On this day in 1988, World Wrestling Federation Champion “The Macho Man” Randy Savage defended his title against Bad News Brown in the world’s most famous arena, the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
This House Show (now known as Live Event) was originally televised for the MSG Network.
The Full Match can be seen here:
• Did Daniel Bryan Tease That He’s Been Cleared To Return To In-Ring Action?
As we noted before, SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan acted as the Special Guest Referee in this week’s SmackDown Live dark main event.
A fan asked Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer if Daniel Bryan taking a bump as a referee at Clash of Champions 2017 and then running the ropes during this week’s dark main event is a sign that he has been cleared to return to in-ring action by WWE officials.
Below is what Meltzer replied:
He wasn't cleared as of a week ago Tuesday https://t.co/hXgRd5eHy5
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) December 27, 2017
Below is a video of Bryan running the ropes in the SmackDown Live dark main event:
Dark matches are always so much fun! AJ, Shinsuke, and Randy v. KO, Sami, and Mahal with special guest referee Daniel Bryan!
Look at Bryan running the ropes!?
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— Zaira misses Jonghyun // WK12 IN 5 DAYS (@coupdebanks) December 27, 2017
• Top Raw Star Originally Considered To Win The Raw Tag Team Titles With Seth Rollins Instead Of Jason Jordan
According to the Wrestling Observer, former Universal Champion Finn Balor was originally considered to team with Seth Rollins after Dean Ambrose got injured and go on to win the Raw Tag Team Titles this week.
However, WWE officials decided to go with Jason Jordan and Jordan ended up becoming the 1st Superstar ever to hold the NXT, Raw & SmackDown Tag Team Titles.