• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 8, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Metro Centre in Chicago, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1998’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. King Of The Ring Qualifying Match: Ken Shamrock vs. Kama Mustafa
2. Faarooq & Steve Blackman vs. Jeff Jarrett & Marc Mero
3. King Of The Ring Qualifying Match: Owen Hart vs. 2 Cold Scorpio
4. Chainz vs. Darren Drozdov
5. Mark Henry vs. Vader
6. King Of The Ring Qualifying Match: Dan Severn vs. D-Lo Brown
7. Dustin Runnels vs. Val Venis
8. WWF World Tag Titles – Three Way: New Age Outlaws vs. D.O.A. vs. LOD 2000
• Shinsuke Nakamura Reveals His Retirement Age
During a recent interview with Strait Times, SmackDown wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura revealed that he wants to retire from Pro-Wrestling when he’s 45 years old:
“I want to wrestle at least five more years. I’m 39 now. (Former MLB) baseball player Ichiro Suzuki retired at 45 and he was such an influence for Japanese sportsmen, especially those who lived in other countries. And so I need to wrestle until I’m 45 years old.”
• Updated AEW Double Or Nothing PPV Buys Revealed
Updated numbers for AEW Double Or Nothing PPV have been revealed by the Wrestling Observer and it was noted that AEW’s first ever PPV event did somewhere between 98,500 and 113,000 buys.
Both AEW & TNT officials see these numbers as big success for the upstart wrestling company.