• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 12, 1989) – NWA Clash Of The Champions 8
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 12, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Clash Of The Champions 8: Fall Brawl ’89’ LIVE on TBS from the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia, South Carolina.
Terry Funk was supposed to team with The Great Muta in the main event of the show, but got injured and was replaced by NWA Veteran Dick Slater.
The results can be found here:
– The Road Warriors defeated The Samoan Swat Team
– Tom Zenk defeated The Cuban Assassin
– Sid Vicious defeated Ranger Ross
– NWA World Tag Team Championship
The Fabulous Freebirds (c) defeated The Steiner Brothers
– Brian Pillman defeated Norman the Lunatic
– Steve Williams defeated Mike Rotunda
– NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
Lex Luger (c) defeated Tommy Rich
– Sting & Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater & The Great Muta via DQ
• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 12, 1981) – AWA All-Star Wrestling
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 5, 1981, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association aired an episode of their weekly TV Show ‘AWA All-Star Wrestling’.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several AWA Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Baron Von Raschke vs. Tom “Rocky” Stone
– “The Incredible” Hulk Hogan vs. Chris Curtis
– Jerry “Crusher” Blackwell vs. Ricky Young
– 2 out of 3 falls
AWA Tag Team Champions The High Flyers vs. Nacho Bererra & Herman Schaffer
– Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissey vs. Sonny Rogers
• Vince McMahon Booking A Very Surprising Royal Rumble 2019 Winner?
As we noted before, Fightful reported that Vince McMahon is impressed by SmackDown Live wrestler and former NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas.
Vince reportedly got impressed after Almas worked a match with WWE Champion AJ Styles. This is why WWE officials decided to put him in matches with Daniel Bryan as well.
Almas wasn’t used much on WWE TV when he debuted on the main roster at first, but things are looking good for Almas now.
In an update to this, it was noted on the Fired Up podcast that Vince McMahon is in ‘love’ with Almas and there’s a rumor going on that Vince could even book Almas to win the Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 match.
Vince is always keen on creating big latin stars and it wouldn’t be surprising if Almas is in-line for a huge push on SmackDown Live.