• Triple H Comments On The Return Of An Old School WWF Title
As we recently reported, a new Million Dollar Champion will be crowned at tonight’s NXT TakeOver: In Your House event, where LA Knight (fka Eli Drake in IMPACT Wrestling) will face Cameron Grimes (fka Trevor Lee in IMPACT Wrestling) in a ladder match for the famous belt.
Old School WWF Legend “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase brought the championship back during the latest NXT episode.
Here’s what Triple H told Wrestlezone about the legacy of the classic WWF Million Dollar Championship:
“There will be a new Million Dollar Champion crowned, and as Ted DiBiase said, there’s quite a legacy to uphold.
There’s only been four people that have ever held that title: Ted, Virgil, Ted’s son and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
It’s a pretty strong grouping. So the person to walk away with the title on Sunday, it’s a big moment.
Even for me, watching it, when it was happening live on television, there was a moment in the ring when Ted opened it up, and I could see both of them, you know when you’re around talent so much, you get to know them very well.
And I could see both of them come out of character, just for a moment, to think like, ‘Holy cow, I’m in the ring with The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, and he is holding the Million Dollar Title. And I’m about to go into a match for that. Like I would have never dreamed that in my wildest dreams’, so it’s a very cool moment.
One of my favorite things just recently has been this week, when we revealed the Million Dollar Title, as they brought the case out for the first time in the afternoon, as we were going practice putting it on a podium, and they opened it for the first time, the reaction to everybody of seeing the Million Dollar Title was awesome.
It’s one of those things where there was one original title and it didn’t get redone, it didn’t get rebooted or remade.
There were some replicas that were sold or whatever, but not the real deal.
And when you have the real deal there, everybody just came over and was looking at it and was in awe of it.
It was a really cool reaction. For a lot of those talents, seeing that in person was quite a moment. It was cool to see.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (June 13, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Starrcade 1987’ PPV.
The match-card can be found below:
– Kendall Windham vs. Art Pritts
– Dusty Rhodes vs. Tully Blanchard (6/6/87, Greensboro, NC)
– Jimmy Garvin vs. Rick Sullivan
– Blanchard, Anderson & Luger vs. Chance McQuade Mike Force & Cougar Jay