• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (August 17, 1980) – AWA All-Star Wrestling
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 17, 1980, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association aired an episode of their weekly TV Show ‘AWA All-Star Wrestling’.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several 1980 AWA Superstars.
Here’s the card:
Lights Out Match: The Crusher vs. Jerry Blackwel
Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura vs. Mad Dog Vachon & Super Destroyer Mark II
Greg Gagne vs. Bobby Heenan
Joyce Grable vs. Judy Martin
Dino Bravo vs. John Studd
Tito Santana vs. Buck Zumhofe
Steve Olsonoski vs. Chris Markoff
• WrestleMania Level Entrances Will Now Happen Every Week Due To WWE ThunderDome
WWE has announced that fans will be in arena via live video on LED boards starting from this Friday’s SmackDown. This introduction of virtual fans is being called ThunderDome.
With that being said, WWE VP Kevin Dunn said during an interview with Sports Illustrated that WWE Superstars’ entrances every week will now be better than their WrestleMania entrances due to WWE ThunderDome:
“We’re flying drones in the arena, we are putting a roof inside the Amway Center, and we’ll be able to project content onto the roof.
So when a big star like Drew McIntyre comes down to the ring, the whole arena will turn into his content with lasers, pyro, smoke, projections on the top of the building and on the floor.
It will be a big, beautiful entrance, better than WrestleMania.”
You can check out the latest construction video of the WWE ThunderDome set:
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