• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 02, 1988) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode from the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– MICHAEL HAYES & JIMMY GARVIN vs. BRADLEY/MARTIN
– LEX LUGER vs. KEITH STEINBORN
– DICK MURDOCH vs. JASON WALKER
– EDDIE GILBERT vs. STEVE ATKINSON
– MIDNIGHT EXPRESS vs. JACKSON/STARR
– LARRY ZBYSZKO vs. LEE PEEK
– NIKITA KOLOFF vs. THE MENACE
– ARN ANDERSON vs. RON GARVIN
– ROAD WARRIORS & DUSTY RHODES vs. IVAN KOLOFF, WARLORD, BARBARIAN
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• Vince McMahon Didn’t Like WWE Hall Of Famer’s Face
During an edition of Something To Wrestle, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (a.k.a Brother Love) discussing Mick Foley’s first ever WWF Championship win (that aired on January 4, 1999 and drew huge viewership).
Below is what Bruce said about that moment and how they convinced Vince McMahon to book Foley to win the WWF Title:
“I think it worked, first of all. We were looking at being as competitive as we could. We were in a war with WCW, so everything that we did I would dare say that Vince McMahon looked at every single show and wanted to pull out all of the stops.
This was an opportunity to do just that. Whether it was this week, next week or the week after, Vince McMahon looked at it as an opportunity to do everything we can every week and whatever we do this week we have to top it next week.
First of all, the Mankind mask thing was a combination of Jim Ross and myself to soften that pitch to Vince McMahon a little bit since he didn’t like Mick Foley’s face.
So, we thought, okay, we can cover up the face, that’s easy to do, but the bell rang and you saw every single night Mankind was going out there and stealing the show no matter the opponent.
Vince McMahon had seen how Mick worked with The Undertaker and how he worked with Shawn Michaels, and no matter what situation you put him in he would excel.
So, it was, again, here was Mankind, and having that sh*t about Dad with Steve Austin prior to this, the audience loved him and fell in love with him. They kind of felt that he is not the stereotypical guy, it was perfect.
If you were to ask in a poll with everybody in the locker room who did you think was more deserving to have that championship, I think everybody in that locker room would say that Mick Foley was, and the audience felt the same way.”