• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 19, 1987) – CWA Event (Europe) feat. André The Giant
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 19, 1987, Otto Wanz’s Catch Wrestling Association held an event at the Stadthalle in Bremen, Germany.
“The Eighth Wonder of the World” André the Giant was still under World Wrestling Federation contract at that time, when he wrestled former AWA World Champion Otto Wanz in the main event of this European show.
Actually André was feuding with WWF Champion Hulk Hogan at that time, which makes his appearance here even more surprising.
Here are the results:
– Steve Wright vs. John Quinn
– Mile Zrno vs. Masahiro Chono
– Billy Samson vs. Baron von Raschke
– Tony St. Clair vs. David Taylor
– Catch Cup Bremen 1987 Final: Bull Power (Vader) vs. Rambo
– Eddy Steinblock, Hans Roocks & Herkules Boyd vs. Butcher Mason, Indio Guajaro & John Harris
– CWA World Heavyweight Title: Otto Wanz (c) vs. Andre The Giant
• WWE Threatened To Throw Out Fans Dressed As Santa Claus During Last Night’s SmackDown
A couple of fans came dressed as Santa Claus for last night’s SmackDown and they noted on Twitter that WWE security threatened to throw them out for drawing too much attention.
— Jeremy Bernal (@jeremybernal99) December 19, 2018
Speaking of SmackDown, WWE taped next week’s Christmas edition of SmackDown after last night’s show went off the air and below are the results:
– Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson and The New Day defeated SAnitY and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar
– WWE Champion Daniel Bryan interrupted R-Truth & Carmella and attacked Truth.
– Mustafa Ali def. Andrade “Cien” Almas
– MizTV segment with special guest Shane McMahon: Shane O’Mac agreed to become The Miz’s tag team partner.
– Jeff Hardy def. Samoa Joe via count-out (Joe laid out Hardy after the match)
– United States Championship Match: Rusev def. Shinsuke Nakamura (c) to win the Title.
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