• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (August 2, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to “NWA Starrcade 1986”.
The card can be found below:
Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev vs. Randy Barber, Mike Simani & Vernon Deaton
The Midnight Express vs. The Road Warriors (from the 7/12/86 show)
Jimmy Valiant vs. Paul Jones (JIP-Greensboro, NC-7/26/86)
Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes – STEEL CAGE (JIP-Greensboro, NC-7/26/86)
Ronnie Garvin vs. Black Bart
Buddy Landell vs. George South
Dick Murdoch vs. Bill Mulkey
• Vince McMahon Impressed With RAW Wrestler, Thinks He’s Like John Cena & Drew McIntyre
WWE CEO Vince McMahon has always been a fan of big muscular wrestlers. One of those big men who have impressed McMahon is RAW wrestler Brendan Vink.
WrestlingNewsco is reporting that McMahon sees Vink like WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and John Cena, but he isn’t rushing to push him. He wants to build him up slowly.
“Vince McMahon is said to like him because of his size (he’s 6’5 from Australia) but he’s willing to go slow with him. A WWE source described Vink as the perfect wrestler who is well-spoken and he is someone, like Drew McIntyre and John Cena, who looks great on camera and would carry himself like a star when he’s booked for mainstream TV interviews.”
As of now, it’s unknown where Vink is, as he hasn’t been seen on TV since his RAW debut. His partner, Shane Thorne, has been sent back to NXT though.
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