• WWE Is Targeting Promotions Close To AEW
Bryan Alvarez reported the following about WWE NXT yesterday:
“NXT is going to allow talent to work select indies going forward, which is a pretty big deal.”
NXT’s Ivy Nile will wrestle in Booker T’s Reality Of Wrestling promotion next week. Booker T currently works as a Commentator on NXT.
Reality Of Wrestling’s Twitter account replied the following to Alvarez’s tweet:
“If said Indie company is owned by Booker T 😂”
The Wrestling Observer then went on to report that WWE is trying to target wrestling promotions that are close to AEW, but this Ivy Nile – ROW thing has to go well first:
“It could be something really bad. Ivy Nile is going to work a show in a couple of weeks for Booker T’s Reality Of Wrestling. Shawn Michaels actually said it’s a one-time thing.
What I understand as far as Reality Of Wrestling, they expect to get some NXT stars from time to time. Bryan is basically correct, that there are several companies that are talked to, with the idea that they may be able to get NXT stars, but the Booker T thing has to go well.
If it goes well, there are other companies and I think they are targeting companies that are close to AEW and see what they can do.”
Excited to merge my @WWENXT favorites with the roster of my students at @TheOfficialROW! Don’t miss a HUGE show next Saturday! Can’t wait to see @ivynile_wwe in the World Gym Arena! https://t.co/9zYvls8WEP
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) February 4, 2023
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 5, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– Tony Garea vs. Ray Stevens
– Rocky Johnson vs. Johnny Rodz
– Ivan Koloff vs. Jeff Craney
– Salvatore Bellomo vs. Victor Mercado
– Mr. Fuji vs. Barry Hart
– SD Jones vs. Bob Bradley
– The Wild Samoans vs. Eddie Gilbert & Curt Hennig
– Jimmy Snuka vs. Charlie Fulton