• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (November 3, 1990) – WCW PRO
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich vs. Jim Corbett & Pat Rose
Norman’s corner: The Juicer
Nasty Boys vs. Reno Rigins & Rick Hard Rock
JYD vs. Mike Sample
WCW TV Title: Arn Anderson vs. Allen Iron Eagle
Ron Simmons vs. Tommy Angel
Sting vs. Mike Drago
• Women’s Match Reportedly Played A Part In Issues Between Saudi Arabia & WWE
According to Brad Shepard, the first ever women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia between Natalya & Lacey Evans at Crown Jewel 2019 played a part in issues between Saudi Arabia & WWE.
You can read Brad’s report regarding the money owed to WWE by Saudi Arabia below:
“I spoke to a source in #WWE about Hugo Savinovich’s report on the WWE/Saudi Arabia travel incident. Hugo reported a dispute over money owed – allegedly in the range of $300-$500 million – led to Vince McMahon turning off the live TV feed to WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, which led to them holding up the talent and crew.
A lot of his report confirmed my original report, such as Saudi Arabia owing WWE money. I was once again told the amount is in the ballpark of seven figures, not close to the $300-$500 that Hugo reported.
The entire upside of the 10-year-deal between WWE and Saudi Arabia is in the range of what Hugo alleged was owed, so that may have been a miscommunication – I’m not sure. I’m told Vince DID have the live feed turned off because of money owed…
So that piece from Hugo is correct. I was also told that every show they come up short on money owed by about a couple of million, and they provide the excuse of it being a “departmental issue” and they promise to send the money within a short time frame later – but never do.
So, there’s a belief within WWE that they are either getting screwed on the deal with Saudi Arabia or something else is going on – which I won’t speculate. I once again asked if women’s wrestling had anything to do with this and was once again told yes, partly.
Essentially, there are people in Saudi Arabia in leadership or influential positions who are resistant to change. This isn’t just about WWE and Saudi Arabia, it was an international incident involving US citizens and Saudi Arabia with potential geopolitical consequences.
Considering the carefully messaged responses, the hundreds of millions of dollars at stake for a publicly traded company, and potential geopolitical consequences (especially with the current Middle Eastern climate), don’t expect the complete truth anytime soon from either party.”
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