• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 3, 1993) – WWF Mania
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Mania’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1993’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Macho Man debut as co-host – show takes place on USS Intrepid
Mania Exclusive: Marty Jannetty vs. Bastion Booger (Huntington, WV 6/15/93)
King’s Court: Jerry Lawler (Challenge 6/27/93)
Crush vs. Scott Taylor (Challenge 6/27/93)
Comments from American athletes about slam challenge
Vince McMahon interviews Money Inc (Raw 6/28/93)
Shawn Michaels vs. Kamala (Raw 6/28/93)
Jim Ross interviews jockey Julio Pezua
Comments from Yokozuna & Mr. Fuji
• Why Talks Between AEW & CM Punk Fell Apart
Former WWE Champion CM Punk was in talks with AEW for a possible debut last year. However, the two sides could not reach a deal.
While speaking on his Keepin’ It 100 podcast, former WCW wrestler Konnan said that AEW didn’t sign Punk because he was asking for a large amount of money.
“I do remember when you know, I was negotiating with AEW — they were telling me about him. They were telling me that he was asking for like an astronomical amount of money. That they really wanted to work with him.”
Punk has not only demanded this from AEW, but he also stated in the past that he would also be open to a WWE return if he’s offered a large amount of money.
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