• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 28, 1984) – WWF Wrestling At The Chase
On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling At The Chase’.
The ‘Wrestling at the Chase’ TV show was originally associated with the ‘St. Louis Wrestling Club’ NWA territory, so they featured the NWA Wrestling Superstars, but in the fall of 1983, the TV station KPLR-TV (Channel 11) ended the relationship with the National Wrestling Alliance and started to negotiate a deal with the World Wrestling Federation, the promotion that ended up taking over the famous TV show.
This episode was pre-taped in St. Louis, Missouri and featured the 1984 WWF Superstars.
You can find the card below:
Mil Mascaras vs. Moondog Spot
Arm Wrestling: Jesse Ventura vs. Ivan Putski
Interview: Big John Studd
Jimmy Snuka vs. Tiger Chung Lee
Piper’s Pit (same as 7/21/84)
Kamala vs. Jose Luis Rivera
Interview: Mr Fuji/George Steele
• Vince Russo Not Happy With The Outcome Of The “Eye For An Eye” Match At WWE Extreme Rules
During a recent edition of his podcast, former WWF Writer Vince Russo discussed the “Eye For An Eye” match between Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio at The Horror Show At Extreme Rules, and criticized it for its ending.
Below is what he said:
“Rocky didn’t lose to Apollo in Rocky 2 okay? Rocky didn’t lose his second fight to Clubber Lang.
You always have to payoff…you gotta send the audience home happy. So with that being said, I’m reading some of the results [from Extreme Rules], first of all the babyface Rey Mysterio challenges Seth Rollins to an Eye for an Eye match. The babyface LOSES and gets his eye ripped out of his head. I’ve never heard of that. Not in my life!
Especially a guy like Rey Mysterio that’s been around forever. But the babyface challenges, and the babyface loses. So now bro? They do something where they show a fake eyeball for like one quarter of a second. And bro, on top of that? The heel is puking ringside realizing what he did.
I’m like bro, if I would have wrote this sh*t? Forget about it. I’m looking at this sh*t and I’m like ‘oh my god bro, the stuff that I get criticized for!? If my name was on this? That’s all you would have been in reading about. And again bro, keep in mind this is the great Vince McMahon! This is the great ‘filter’.”
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