• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 30, 1992) – WCW Power Hour
On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Beach Blast 1992’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Dustin Rhodes vs. Ricky Morton
– Scotty Flamingo vs. Larry Santo
– Fab. Freebirds Interview from Freebirds Enterprises
– Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko & Bobby Eaton vs. Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff
– Eric Bischoff & Lance Russell talk about the NWA Tag Title Tournament
– Interviews w/Steiner’s/Williams & Gordy
– Wild brawl on the set of Saturday Night as Steamboat attacks Paul E.
– Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff vs. Vinnie Vegas & Mr. Hughes
• WWE Signed Cain Velasquez For 3 Reasons
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez was signed by WWE last year to debut on SmackDown’s premiere on FOX.
However, the company didn’t have any long term plans for him, which is why he got released last month during the budget cuts.
The Wrestling Observer reported that WWE just wanted Velasquez for the following 3 reasons:
– To let Brock Lesnar avenge his UFC defeat to Velasquez in 2010.
– To give the Saudi Arabia show another big sports name alongside Tyson Fury.
– To help push SmackDown’s debut on FOX since FOX was looking for “sports stars” as that is what they were pushing the network as.
As the company got what they wanted, they didn’t want to pay him for nothing and decided to release him.