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Why Vince McMahon Made His Retirement Announcement At 4:05 PM

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• Why Vince McMahon Made His Retirement Announcement At 4:05 PM

Yesterday, Vince McMahon announced his retirement from WWE with the following tweet:

“At 77, time for me to retire.

Thank you, WWE Universe.

Then. Now. Forever. Together. #WWE #thankful”

Old School Wrestling Legend Dutch Mantell (fka Uncle Zebekiah in the WWF & Zeb Colter in WWE) had the following to say about the timing of Vince’s announcement:

“Now, as I read that, Vince McMahon retired, and I didn’t ever think I would ever hear those words. I think he would have gone until he died.

The stock market closed at 4’o clock. He announced his retirement at 4:05. That means no trades can be made this weekend.

The stock is really not as bad as a lot of people thought it would be because it’s back up. It went to the high, in the mid-60s, in the mid-50s, which is not too bad.”

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 23, 1989) – NWA The Great American Bash 1989: The Glory Days

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 23, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA The Great American Bash 1989: The Glory Days’ LIVE on PPV from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

This was the 5th edition of WCW’s annual The Great American Bash events, although the 1986 & 1987 Great American Bash events were actually tours of several shows with the best matches making it to the VHS’, that made them being presented like 1 big event in both years, even though they weren’t.

There was no Great American Bash in 1993 & 1994, but after WCW was sold to the World Wrestling Federation in 2001, Vince McMahon brought the pay-per-view back in 2004 under the WWE banner.

The results from that night:

The Skyscrapers won a Two Ring King of the Hill Battle Royal

Brian Pillman defeated Bill Irwin

The Skyscrapers defeated The Dynamic Dudes

Tuxedo match: Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously

Texas Tornado match: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Varsity Club

NWA World Television Championship: Sting (c) wrestled The Great Muta to a draw

NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger (c) defeated Ricky Steamboat by DQ

WarGames: The Road Warriors, The Midnight Express & “Dr. Death” Steve Williams defeated The Fabulous Freebirds & The Samoan SWAT Team match

NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair (c) defeated Terry Funk

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