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Why WWE Renamed Chad Gable To Shorty Gable

Chad Gable Hell In A Cell 2019

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 8, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Louisville Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1989’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Rockers vs. Tom Stone & Al Burke

– Hillbilly Jim vs. Ray Oakley

– Bad News Brown vs. Rick Horner (Tim Horner) & Joe Cazana

– Brutus Beefcake vs. Craig Green

– Powers of Pain vs. Mark Young & Bill Woods

– Mr. Perfect Segment- The perfect Pool player

– Hacksaw Jim Duggan Interview

– Rick Rude vs. Jim Evans

– Ronnie Garvin vs. Tony Burton

• Why WWE Renamed Chad Gable To Shorty Gable

As seen at Hell In A Cell 2019 PPV, Chad Gable was renamed to Shorty Gable by King Corbin. Gable then went on to beat Corbin.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Vince McMahon likes Gable and this new name apparently gives pleasure to McMahon:

“It’s to pop Vince, it’s to pop Vince. Vince thinks this whole thing — and that’s the funny part because Vince likes Chad Gable and he thinks this is is getting him over and this makes Vince laugh.”

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