• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (September 17, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
– WWF Tag Team Champions the Wild Samoans & Samu vs. Charlie Brown, Chuck Tanner, & Tony Garea
– Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Len Kruger
– The Iron Sheik vs. Bob Clement (Sheik’s return after a 3 and half year absence)
– Salvatore Bellomo vs. Bob Bradley
– The Masked Superstar vs. Rudy Diamond
– Eddie Gilbert vs. Israel Matia
– Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee vs. Dick Tessier & Jeff Craney
– Rene Goulet vs. Ray Coutu
• WWE Reportedly Planning To Have Ronda Rousey Face Top UFC Star At WrestleMania 35
According to the Fired Up podcast, while WWE officials are discussing doing Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35 (which was rumored to main event WrestleMania 35 at one point), WWE officials are also negotiating with current UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg for a match against Rousey at WrestleMania 35.
Rousey vs. Cyborg was a dream fight for MMA fans, but it never went down and fans didn’t care for it once Rousey was defeated in UFC.
Cyborg has expressed interest in coming to WWE in the past.
During an interview with TMZ Sports back in July, Cyborg was asked about facing Rousey in WWE and below is what she said:
“You know some fans ask me that like, ‘how crazy would it be to fight Ronda Rousey in WWE?’ To watch the fight that never happened. I say maybe, you know. It’s not something I have planned but if it’s something the fans would like to watch. I didn’t train for that, but I think it would be great.”
Cyborg (age 33) has an MMA record of 20-1-1. Her next fight in UFC will be on December 29, 2018 at UFC 232, where she will face the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes (the woman to knocked out Ronda Rousey in Ronda’s final UFC fight) in a ‘Super Fight’ where Cyborg’s UFC Women’s Featherweight Title will be on the line.