• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 23, 1989) – NWA Main Event
On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling presented an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA WrestleWar 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
The Great Muta vs. Steve Casey
The Samoan Swat Team vs. Randy Rose & Ranger Ross
The Road Warriors vs. Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda
• Triple H Reacts To A Man Passing By In His Car Multiple Times While They Were Shooting The Boneyard Match For WrestleMania 36
During a recent interview on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Triple H revealed how the WWE staff ended up producing the Boneyard match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Below are the highlights:
On Vince McMahon assigning him to the Boneyard Match:
“As we started coming down the pipe towards Mania, obviously Mania was taking place prior to WrestleMania [airing]. So, at that point in time, a lot of things were taking place at the same time.
So when we got done shooting NXT television, I then went to Vince and was like, ‘so I feel like if there’s something that I can take and run with it, that would probably be the most helpful because everybody’s going to be running in different directions. And what do you think needs the most for me to look at it?’ And he was like, ‘the Boneyard match’, and I was like, ‘OK, great. So what is the Boneyard Match?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t know, like a graveyard. It’s in a graveyard.’
I said, ‘OK.’ He was like, ‘they got this huge field and it turns into a graveyard in the middle of nowhere.’ I go, ‘so what do you want it to be’, and he’s like, ‘I don’t know just make it good.’ So I was like so you want me to take that? He was like, ‘yes, please.’ I don’t remember what day it was, I went to Michael Hayes who was also an agent on that. I said, hey, I’m gonna grab this Boneyard Match. He was like, ‘thank God!'”
On reaching the location of the Boneyard Match:
“So we drove over to this giant field in the middle of nowhere, which was I guess I don’t know 30-40 miles outside of Orlando, and the giant field in the middle of nowhere ended up being like a one-acre lot and behind this barn at the end of a residential neighborhood with like a house across the street.
We got out of the car, and I was like, ‘where’s the big field?’ And they were like, ‘no this is it right here.’ This area right here to that street right there and I was like, ‘you’re kidding me.’ Michael’s like, ‘this ain’t gonna work. We can’t do this. I gotta call Vince right now to tell him to put this in the studio or we got to find another location. Shoot this ain’t gonna work.’ And I said, ‘Michael, this is it. This is the hand we have. This is the cards we’ve been dealt with’.”
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