• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (November 15, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the War Memorial in Rochester, New York and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Jake Roberts vs. Nikolai Volkoff
– “Ravishing” Rick Rude vs. Brady Boone
– Billy Jack Haynes & Ken Patera vs. Gino Carabello & Dave Wagner
– Jim Duggan vs. Dusty Wolfe
– Randy Savage vs. Rip Oliver
• Update On When Vince McMahon Decided To Put The WWE Title On Daniel Bryan
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Daniel Bryan defeated AJ Styles to win the WWE Championship and he also turned heel in the process.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed when Vince McMahon decided to put the WWE Championship on Daniel Bryan, booking Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan and doing the heel turn on the same night.
Below is what Meltzer said:
“I don’t know the reason but it was over the weekend that Vince changed plans and wanted to go with Brock Lesnar against Daniel Bryan with a title change to Daniel Bryan – so this is before the Becky Lynch injury.
The heel turn was decided (on Tuesday) afternoon. It was basically Vince saying, ‘Let’s do it all in one day and get the biggest impact.’
Now the weird part is they’ve spent how much time saying that Brock Lesnar is the ultimate heel, he never comes to work, blah, blah, blah. Now you’re going to put Daniel Bryan against Lesnar and for that match to work Daniel Bryan needs to be a babyface, but he’s a heel. So logically perhaps the heel turn should be in the rematch and not this match. Bryan goes into this match as a babyface, do the match, whatever they’re going to do.”
Vince decided to do it all at once, let’s shake things up maybe the big audience drop – you know who knows what makes Vince make these moves. Maybe it was Becky Lynch being hurt? It’s like, ‘Well make a big move today that everybody talks about.”