• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 31, 1986) – WWF Maple Leaf Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Maple Leaf Wrestling’.
This episode included pre-taped matches & interviews featuring the 1986 WWF Superstars.
You can find the card below:
– Jake Roberts vs. Andre Malo
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Terry Gibbs
– Paul Orndorff vs. Neil Carr
– The Body Shop: Adrian Adonis
– King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd vs. Leaping Lanny Poffo & Jose Louis Rivera
• WWE Hall Of Famer Says 24/7 Title Is The Ugliest Championship Ever Created
During a recent edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Edge and Christian talked about the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Below is what they think about this new Title:
Edge: “I think it’s the ugliest championship ever created. I will start off by saying that. I will start off with the negatives. That thing is brutal; however, I think it’s great. I really do. I always thought the Hardcore title was fun. And I think, right now, programming, that’s exactly what it needs is fun because it was just a way to get characters that aren’t on the show necessarily all the time on the show and to show that they’ve got some character.
So a guy like Bobby Roode, who’s super talented, he’s all of these things, but you can show that he’s an entertaining guy. I just think it’s a really good opportunity for a lot of people. You look and see Crash Holly and Jerry Brisco, like, all of these people back when it was the Hardcore title, that made it fun.
I remember that whole thing fondly. I was never involved in it at all, but I remember always wanting to watch it, and see what they were going to do, and to also just to come up with fun stuff. I think that’s what it boils down to. And most importantly, it gets some people into the mix, and on the show, that maybe aren’t getting that opportunity.”
Christian: “It’s one of those ones too where you’ll get used to it and then you won’t mind. It was like that before with the Intercontinental Championship before this [current] one, right? I was like, ‘oh, why did they change it?’ And then, you just kind of got used to it.”
Edge: “I think we’re past that. And I think it dates it and this kind of makes it a little more contemporary. And yeah, I kind of like the 24/7 deal. I just don’t like the actual championship. Like, I could have made that. It’s in no way a commentary on who made the belt at all. I’m sure it’s made amazingly.”