• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 7, 1989) – NWA WRESTLEWAR 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 7, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA WrestleWar 1989’ LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
This pay-per-view event also featured a small concert by the country music band ‘The Oak Ridge Boys’.
Here are the results:
– The Great Muta defeated Doug Gilbert
– Butch Reed defeated Ranger Ross
– Bullrope match: Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Orton Jr.
– Dynamic Dudes defeated The Samoan SWAT Team
– NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Michael Hayes defeated Lex Luger (c)
– NWA World Television Championship: Sting (c) defeated The Iron Sheik
– NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat (c)
– NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors defeated The Varsity Club (c) via DQ
– NWA United States Tag Team Championship: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner (c) defeated TheVarsity Club
• WWE Tries A New Technique To Increase RAW Viewership
WWE tried a new technique last night to increase RAW viewership. WWE stopped uploading RAW highlight videos to their YouTube channel while the show was going on as they think that’s what causes people to not tune in to RAW live on TV.
WWE uploaded highlights from RAW after the show was over.
Also, WWE added a little text graphic on their RAW highlight videos on Twitter which told the fans to tune in to watch RAW live on TV:
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2019
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