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WWE Officials Have High Hopes For New SmackDown Wrestler

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 30, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Convention Center in Anaheim, California and included matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.

Here is the card:

1. The Islanders vs. The Can Am Connection

2. The Honky Tonk Man vs. Billy Anderson

3. Jim Duggan vs. “Iron” Mike Sharpe

4. Harley Race vs. Joe Mirto

5. Snake Pit w/ One Man Gang

6. Brutus Beefcake vs. Dino Bravo

7. Ricky Steamboat vs. Dusty Wolfe

• WWE Officials Have High Hopes For New SmackDown Wrestler

Former NXT Tag Team Champion Matt Riddle’s arrival on SmackDown was announced last night by WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle.

Riddle didn’t show up, but a vignette featuring him was aired on the show.

WrestleVotes is reporting that backstage officials see a lot of potential in “The Original Bro”, and they have high hopes for him.

“Those in power have very ‘high’ hopes for Matt Riddle on SmackDown.”

Last November, it was also reported that Vince McMahon likes Riddle and considers him similar to what Shawn Michaels was back in the day.

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