• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (January 22, 1998) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Souled Out 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Scott Steiner vs. Konnan
2. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Super Calo vs. La Parka & Silver King
3. Dean Malenko vs. Marty Jannetty
4. Bill Goldberg vs. Kendall Windham
5. Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero
6. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho
7. Rick Martel vs. Saturn
8. The Giant vs. Scott Hall
• WWE Planning A New Push For RAW
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials are planning to promote the RAW Tag Team Division. This is the reason why Heavy Machinery made their in-ring debut on RAW and Zack Ryder / Curt Hawkins reunited (they are former WWE Tag Team Champions).
This comes after The Revival asked for their release when they felt disrespected by WWE airing a cut-away backstage segment during their match (where wrestlers were outside Vince McMahon’s office) on RAW last week, according to ProWrestlingSheet.
They also weren’t happy with how WWE treats their Tag Team division. They were frustrated by the lack of promos and backstage segment for them, WWE underutilizing top tag teams like AOP and Luke Gallows/Karl Anderson and the RAW Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable not even appearing on RAW last week.
With AEW’s launch, WWE doesn’t want any talent to leave and it looks like they’re going to keep them happy.
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