• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 8, 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 Lee Civic Center in Ft. Myers, Florida and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Koko B. Ware vs. Jimmy Jack Funk
2. Jake Roberts vs. David Gold
3. Demolition vs. S.D. Jones & Don Driggers
4. Adrian Adonis vs. Mario Mancini
5. Rick Martel & Tom Zenk vs. “Iron” Mike Sharpe & Steve Lombardi
• Vince McMahon Comments On Possibility Of Ronda Rousey Leaving WWE
During the fourth quarter 2018 earnings call, Vince McMahon was asked the following question regarding current RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey:
“Ronda Rousey. Again Vince, I don’t know if you’re willing to…this is maybe a little controversial for you, but Ronda Rousey was an experiment. She’d built her brand on a different platform, she brought it with her to WWE.
Let’s say Ronda Rousey leaves WWE, does that damage the WWE franchise and does that make the experiment a worthy experiment, to bring people in that have built brands elsewhere, to WWE when they may in fact exit and hurt the WWE brand. I’m curious as to that experiment, and your learnings from this Ronda Rousey experiment.”
Below is what Vince said:
“Again, we can bring people in from the outside to our environment. It can’t be just a one-off type thing because our audience realizes that’s not going to push the envelope as far as their enjoyment of what we do.
Nonetheless, bringing Ronda in gave us more visibility in terms of the initiative of reaching more women. And when you do something like that it allows you to not just use Ronda’s platform from a different niche to come into WWE, Ronda in of herself becomes a brand of WWE. It’s a different Ronda than what you saw before, in terms of UFC and things of that nature.
When you put talent, rub talent up against Ronda, Ronda can help us make talent, and she’s doing just that. She knows how to do it, she’s one of the brightest people we’ve ever done business with. And the fact that she’s adapted to the WWE culture so fast, it really is truly an amazing salute to her as an athlete, and as a human being.
So, the Rondas will come in and out, and when they do, as long as we know what those dates are, we plan around it.”
For those who don’t know, word going around is that Ronda Rousey is going to be taking a break from WWE after WrestleMania 35.
WATCH: Natalya Kisses Ronda Rousey’s Bum On RAW: