• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 16, 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 Fargo Dome in Fargo, North Dakota and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Spring Stampede 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Rick Steiner vs. Buff Bagwell
2. Goldberg vs. Barry Darsow
3. WCW World Television Title: Booker T vs. Rick Fuller
4. Chris Benoit vs. Scott Norton
5. Curt Hennig vs. Super Calo
6. WCW World Cruiserweight Title: Chris Jericho vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
7. The Giant vs. Brian Adams
8. Saturn vs. Silver King
9. Kevin Nash & Randy Savage vs. Bret Hart & Sting
• WWE Reportedly Set To Announce Record High Revenue Next Week
WWE is going to report its first quarter 2020 results next Thursday, April 23, and Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE could be announcing record high revenue after the recent budget cuts:
“They’re on par now or they’re on target that if they do not do another Saudi Arabia show this year, if they do not do another house show this year, if they do not make a dime in merchandise this year — which they will, if they do not make a dime in licensing this year — which they will, they are on target to do close to $1 billion, maybe even over $1 billion in total revenue depending on how much the [WWE] Network holds up.
If there’s zero Network subscribers, which is not going to happen, we’re talking about $850 million in revenue. It’s probably going to wind up being close to $1 billion which is more than they have done in any year in the history of the company.”
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