• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 12, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the first ever WrestleMania.
You can find the card below:
1. Tonga Kid vs. Mike Powers
2. Greg Valentine vs. Joe Mirto
3. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. R.T. Reynolds & Mr. X
4. Piper’s Pit w/ Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch
5. Tito Santana vs. Paul Kelly
6. Big John Studd & Ken Patera vs. Aldo Marino & Jim Powers
• Triple H Comments On The Possibility Of Edge & Paige Coming Out Of Retirement
During a recent interview with Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda, WWE Hall of Famer Triple H was asked about the possibility of Edge and Paige coming out of retirement and returning to in-ring action.
Below is what Triple H said:
“When you’re talking about people as talented as Edge and Paige, who wouldn’t want them to return? I’m a fan, just like everyone else, and, yeah, I’d love to see them step into the ring and compete. More importantly than that, though, I’d like to see them live long and healthy lives.
So, with both of them, those would be personal choice for them… No, I shouldn’t say that. Personal choice would be a part of it, then medical choice for the other part. WWE is at a different level. There is no other level, almost, from a medical oversight standpoint.
Every now and then, I’ll hear somebody else talk about, ‘Oh, their medical,’ or something, and it doesn’t exist. Fact. Just because you have a doctor every now and then doesn’t mean you have a medical protocol, right?
So, for us, there are certain perimeters. If we believe it’s not in your best interest, we put the human being first, and their long-term health. Life goes on for a long time after this ends. Especially now. The style and the physicality has increased dramatically, so if you get to a point where we’re telling you, medically, ‘Not in your best interest,’ you can do a lot of things to get back to that.
If you do, maybe it’s an option but it’s a medical decision. If our medical experts say that they believe this person has done whatever to rehab their situation, and there are multiple situations, they’ve done all of that and are safe to get back into the ring, then we allow it.
You’ve seen that with Daniel Bryan. None of us ever thought Daniel Bryan was going to step into the ring, at least not for us. And that was a question for him. ‘I can’t do it for you, doesn’t mean I can’t do it for other places.’
But we had a conversation with him about, ‘If medical experts are telling you this isn’t the best thing,’ right? But he worked extraordinarily hard for a very long time to get himself back to a place physically where medical teams, the same people that disqualified him were willing to say, “Okay, now I feel like this is a safe return.
So, if that’s the case, when you’re talking about people as talented as Edge and Paige, who wouldn’t want them to return? I’m a fan, just like everyone else, and, yeah, I’d love to see them step into the ring and compete.
More importantly than that, though, I’d like to see them live long and healthy lives. Their health comes first. They’re people first. This is all great but, at the end of the day, it’s not everything.”
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