• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (June 20, 1987) – NWA PRO Wrestling
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA PRO Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Starrcade 1987’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
Jimmy & Ron Garvin vs. John Savage & David Isley
The Southern Boys vs. Cougar Jay & Tommy Angel
Barry Windham vs. Thunderfoot II
Manny Fernandez, Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov vs. Italian Stallion, Rocky King & Todd Champion
Nikita Koloff vs. Gladiator I
The Midnight Express vs. Nelson Royal & Mike Force
• Triple H Reacts To Jim Ross Saying Vince McMahon Forgot To Book Him For WrestleMania 17
During a recent interview with The New York Post, WWE Hall of Famer Triple H was asked if Vince McMahon really forgot to book him for a match at WrestleMania 17, as noted by Jim Ross on his podcast.
Below is what The Game said:
“(Laughs) I’d like to think it was more in-depth than Jim Ross’ expert analysis, well they forgot to book them?
There were a lot of things brought up for me for that year, but things weren’t panning out. We weren’t in the right spot for this, this ended up changing, this guy gets injured. Things move. You’re into your stuff and you see it (WrestleMania) coming.
One day Mark and I just happened to be talking and I’m like, “What are you doing for ‘Mania?” And he was like, “Man, I got nothing. They were supposed to do this, it fell apart. I was supposed to do that, it fell apart.” We were in the same boat and the two of us at like the same time we’re like, ”Ah, hey you want to work ‘Mania?”
We went to Vince and if I remember correctly we went to him together, I could be wrong. For me the moment I was like, “Oh my God I could work with Taker at ‘Mania. This would be phenomenal.” It’s nobody’s fault because now I can see it from the other side. But when you’re on the other side, you’re like, “How the frick can they have nothing for me at WrestleMania?” And how could they have nothing for The Undertaker, which actually made me feel better.
We both went in with a chip on our shoulder, like we’re taking this show and we’re gonna do everything we can to steal the show on this one and make sure they don’t ever think twice about not booking us, again.
I remember having this conversation with Mark going into it a little bit, just God, man this is so short. I wish we had more time to build this up and somewhere Mark looked at me and saying, “Dude, I usually get like Giant Gonzalez or something like that. You know how excited I am right now?” Which made me feel good.”
You can watch the highlights from their WrestleMania 17 match below:
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