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WWE Didn’t Want Dominik Mysterio To Debut In A Singles Match

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• THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (August 18, 1996) – WCW Main Event

On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1996’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

Main Event Exclusive: Braun The Leprechaun (debut match) vs. Todd Morton

Hog Wild footage

Courtesy WCW Worldwide: Public Enemy vs. High Voltage (joined in progress)

Courtesy WCW Pro: Chris Benoit vs. Joe Gomez (joined in progress)

Clash of Champions highlights

Glacier promo

Main Event Exclusive: VK Wallstreet vs. Scotty Riggs (Repeat of 6/23/96 match, just new commentary)

• WWE Didn’t Want Dominik Mysterio To Debut In A Singles Match

Rey Mysterio’s son, Dominik Mysterio, will make his WWE in-ring debut at this Sunday’s SummerSlam 2020 pay-per-view, in a Street Fight against Seth Rollins.

However, WWE officials didn’t want Dominik to make his in-ring debut in a singles match.

According to Tom Colohue, Rey Mysterio made sure WWE put Dominik in a singles match at SummerSlam if he was to sign a new contract with WWE. Mysterio got what he wanted and has signed a new deal to remain with WWE.

“I really can’t see this as anything but a message from Vince McMahon to Rey Mysterio. Something like, if your son gets hurt that’s on you for pushing us to get him involved too early because the WWE did not want Dominik debuting in a solo match at this point, but that’s what Rey wanted, and Rey wanted to make sure they did what he wanted before he would look at signing a new contract.”

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