• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 9, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1996’.
The card can be found here:
Super Calo Vs. Pat Tanaka
The Nasty Boys Vs. the Amazing French Canadians
Scott Norton Vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman
Juventud Guerrera Vs. Joe Gomez
Rick Steiner Vs. Lex Luger
World Cruiserweight Champion, Rey Mysterio Jr. Vs. Billy Kidman
The Faces of Fear Vs. Public Enemy
John Tenta Vs. Randy Savage
• “We don’t want to feel responsible if he comes back and dies” – WWE Official On Bringing Back Kurt Angle
While speaking on his Twitch stream, former WWE wrestler Miro (fka Rusev) discussed wanting his dream match with WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle, which he never got.
Below is what he said:
“I wanted to wrestle [Kurt Angle]. I talked to two people. I’m not going to say who they are, but I talked to two people and they are really high up there. I said, ‘How about we bring back Kurt? It’s going to be great.
One, he’s the greatest professional wrestler ever. Two, it’s USA coming back and I’m doing the Russian thing.’ Kurt would have been the perfect person, but they told me no. This is verbatim from the person that told me.
He said, ‘We don’t want to feel responsible if he comes back and dies.’ That’s from the person that told me. There were two people there. If one says I’m lying, hopefully the other will stand up and say it’s true. In the end, he got that match with Corbin, but I always wanted to wrestle Kurt.”
Angle wrestled his last match at WrestleMania 35 against Baron Corbin.
WATCH: Kurt Angle & The Rock’s Hilarious WWF House Show Moment: