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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (December 8, 1990) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

– The Motor City Madman & The Big Cat vs. Dave Perry & Scott Allen

– Tommy Rich, Ricky Morton & Z-Man vs. The Fabulous Freebirds & Bobby Eaton

– Wrestling Wrap Up – Starrcade 1990 preview

– Brian Pillman vs. Rip Rogers

– Clip – Michael Wallstreet vs. Star blazer (From Clash XIII)

– Michael Wallstreet vs. Joe Barrett

– Clip – Teddy Long chauffeurs Ric Flair for the day

– Tracey Smothers vs. Buddy Landell

– Terry Taylor vs. Joe Cazana

– WCW Top Ten

– INT – Michael Wall street (Terry Taylor comes out and gets into a brawl with Wallsteet)

– Clip – Lex Luger/Big Cat brawl (From Clash XIII)

– Clip – Lex Luger & Vader vs. Big Cat & Motor City Madman (From last week’s show)

– The Juicer vs. Ed Brock

• WWE Interested In Signing Current NJPW Champion

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials are interested in signing New Japan Pro Wrestling’s IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA and use him on their developmental brand, NXT.

KUSHIDA’s contract with NJPW ends in January 2019 and WWE officials are seriously considering to approach him with a contract. This is a part of WWE’s strategy to lock-in as much indy talent as they can with the huge amount of money they have coming in with their $2 Billion+ TV deals for RAW & SmackDown.

Speaking of KUSHIDA, he’s set to defend the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title against Taiji Ishimori at NJPW WrestleKingdom 13 on January 4, 2019.

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