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Triple H Reveals Why He Was Booked To Beat Sting At WrestleMania 31

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (June 23, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Brutus Beefcake vs. Mike Durham

2. The Barbarian vs. Scott Palmantonio

3. Demolition vs. Paul Diamond & Joe Champ

4. Dino Bravo vs. Tony Ulysses

5. The Orient Express vs. Jim Powers & Jim McPherson

6. Jim Duggan vs. Duane Gill

• Triple H Reveals Why He Was Booked To Beat Sting At WrestleMania 31

During a recent WWE Untold documentary about Sting, “The Game” Triple H revealed that there were plans for him to face The Rock at WrestleMania 32 and that’s the reason why he was booked to defeat “The Icon” Sting at WrestleMania 31 (which turned out to be Sting’s only WrestleMania match).

Below is what Triple H said:

“And then the next one he [Sting] threw out I think was me and so, at that point [it] was me going back to Vince and saying, ‘Do we wanna make this happen?’ And Vince was all for it and we were able to make a deal.

Part of the impetus with the way things turned out with the Sting thing is because I was already booked to work with The Rock at the following year’s WrestleMania and we’ll build it for more than a year. That was the intent, belief, everything else.

Just as time went on, Rock’s schedule changed later in the year and we weren’t able to do the match for the following year’s WrestleMania one-on-one against The Rock.

You know there are people who’ll say, ‘Well…’, I should’ve put him over to give him the moment and that’s arguably — to say that you should’ve… The Rock situation made that impossible, which didn’t happen, but that’s the truth of it.

Are there things that could’ve been done differently? I don’t know that it took away from anything.”

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