• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 10, 1989) – First WWF UK Event
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 10, 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘First WWF UK Event’ LIVE on Sky 1 from the London Arena in London, England.
This was the first ever WWF event in the UK and it was the predecessor for the ‘WWF UK Rampage’ events, that took place in 1991, 1992 & 1993, which aired LIVE on Sky Movies Plus (1991 & 1992) and Sky Sports (1993).
Here are the results:
– Dark Match: Fit Finlay, Mark Rocco & Skull Murphy defeated Al Perez, Dale Wolfe & Tim Horner
– Koko B. Ware defeated Boris Zhukov
– Dino Bravo defeated Bret Hart
– Jim Duggan defeated The Honky Tonk Man
– The Rockers defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus
– The Brooklyn Brawler defeated Paul Roma
– WWF Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Randy Savage
• WWE Announces Full-Time Return For Rey Mysterio – Big First Match Set
WWE has announced that Rey Mysterio will be making a full-time return to WWE, beginning from next week’s historic 1000 episode of SmackDown – SmackDown 1000.
WWE has added Mysterio to the following dates:
Hartford, Conn. – Oct. 20
Boston, Mass. – Oct. 21
White Plains, N.Y. – Oct. 22
Cardiff, Wales – Nov. 3
Aberdeen, Scotland – Nov. 4
Birmingham, England – Nov. 5
Mysterio is set to be in action on next week’s SmackDown 1000, where he will face current United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup qualifying match.
Below is what WWE posted about this:
“Did you think SmackDown 1000 couldn’t get any bigger? Think again!
In his first match on SmackDown LIVE since 2014, the returning Rey Mysterio will square off with United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE World Cup Qualifying Match.
The field in this eight-man tournament to determine the best in the world is already incredibly star-studded, with 16-time world champion John Cena, Olympic gold medalist and former world champion Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy & Randy Orton already punching their tickets to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel.
It’s sure to be a thrilling qualifying match, as Mysterio will look to use his speed and inimitable high-flying ability to keep The King of Strong Style on his toes, while Nakamura will attempt to stop The Ultimate Underdog in his tracks with his arsenal of devastating strikes.
Who will walk away from this dream match with a place in the WWE World Cup? Find out during SmackDown LIVE’s historic 1000th episode, next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA!”