• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 02, 1982) – Georgia Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1981, Georgia Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show, also called ‘Georgia Championship Wrestling’.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several GCW Wrestlers, presented by Gordon Solie.
Here’s the card:
– Bad Leroy Brown vs. Marvin Turner
– Buzz Sawyer vs. Rick Thor
– Paul Jones vs. Jim Vertaroso
– Ron Bass vs. Vinnie Valentino
– Jimmy Garvin vs. Ed Timbs
– The Masked Superstar & the Super Destroyer vs. Mike Jackson & Randy Stroud
– Dick Slater vs. Marvin Turner
– Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Tommy Rogers & El Gran Apollo
– Buzz Sawyer vs. Mike Jackson
– Leroy Brown & Big Red vs. Ed Timbs & Buck Brannigan
– Also on the Program: Tommy Rich, Bob & Brad Armstrong and Ole Anderson
• WWE Officials Reportedly Concerned About A Ratings War With All Elite Wrestling
As we all know by now, All Elite Wrestling is set to start functioning this year and they’ve already announced their first show – Double Or Nothing.
Cody Rhodes released a statement and noted that he’s going to be the Executive Vice President for All Elite Wrestling.
You can read his statement below:
“I feel so damn lucky. I believe that more than talent… more than chance… work ethic will guide me where I’d like to go.
To be Executive Vice President for our new venture, and to be flanked by Matt and Nick and a few familiar names sharing that position: this is my dream job.
I can’t think of a time when so many of wrestling’s top free agents all opted out of the road usually traveled and instead wanting to start something new. I am excited to see AEW into existence.
What’s old isn’t new – what’s new is new. Perception isn’t reality – reality is reality. Fans first.”
Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that Jacksonville Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan is President of All Elite Wrestling.
According to Slice Wrestling, WWE officials were fully aware of AEW for months and now feel that AEW with a good TV deal could pose a threat to them and start a ratings war.
But that’s not the only thing WWE officials should be worried about.
According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, he has been told that some popular WWE Stars are keeping their eyes on All Elite Wrestling as they’re not happy with their current position in WWE.
I also know of some popular WWE wrestlers watching what happens with All Elite Wrestling very closely, as they’re unhappy creatively and looking for a change of scenery.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) January 1, 2019
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