• “We weren’t expecting this opportunity so quick” – SmackDown Stars
During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s “Chasing Glory” podcast on the WWE Network, SmackDown Superstar Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio talked about Dominik’s in-ring WWE debut taking place at SummerSlam 2020.
Rey noted that Dominik was originally scheduled to start wrestling in WWE in 2021:
“We weren’t expecting this opportunity so quick. We were still giving it about another year of training. We started to negotiate with WWE for him to potentially sign a developmental deal, and we said ok.
I told him to go to the Performance Center and get ready and be ready by 2021. This opportunity presented itself. I told him I can’t say yes or no. It’s up to you. However, you feel.
As a parent, the last thing I wanted him to do is fail on his first try. I said all eyes are on you. It isn’t an indy show with no TV. You are live worldwide, SummerSlam, one of the biggest PPVs in WWE. He took the opportunity. He had been training for almost three years by then.”
Dominik then said that he thought he was ready and took the opportunity:
“I felt I could do it. I had training from Tempe, to Calgary and then to come home to San Diego, and the people I had been in the ring with and the feedback I had been getting, I felt that I could do it. I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity that was being presented, so I jumped on it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (November 12, 1988) – Portland Wrestling
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 12, 1988, Don Owen’s Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW) aired an episode of their weekly TV Show ‘Portland Wrestling’.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several PNW Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Al Madril vs Mike Golden
– During the above match, Playboy Buddy Rose attacks Rex King in the Crow’s News and start cutting his hair as Top Gun makes the save
– Top Gun Interview
– Scott Petersen vs Abudda-Dein…Grappler & Steve Doll run in
– Grappler/Abudda-Dein/Matt Borne Interview
– Buddy Rose vs Art Barr
– Buddy Rose Interview
– Grappler vs Top Gun….ends with a Buddy Rose & Matt Borne run in
– Mike Golden/Scott Peterson/Steve Doll Interview
– Buddy Rose/Matt Borne/Grappler/Abudda-Dein Interview