• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 9, 1980) – WWF Showdown at Shea 1980
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 9, 1980, Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wrestling Federation held a taped event at the world famous Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York infront of 36,295 Fans.
After 1972 and 1976, this was the third and also ended up being the last “Showdown at Shea” event the WWF held there.
Here are the results:
– The Hangman defeated Rene Goulet
– Ivan Putski defeated Johnny Rodz
– Angel Marvilla defeated Jose Estrada
– The Fabulous Moolah & Beverly Shade defeated Kandi Malloy & Peggy Lee
– Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
– Greg Gagne defeated Rick McGraw
– Pat Patterson defeated Tor Kamata via DQ
– WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship: Tatsumi Fujinami (c) defeated Chavo Guerrero
– WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship: Antonio Inoki defeated Larry Sharpe
– André the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Tony Atlas defeated Ken Patera (c) via count-out
– WWF World Tag Team Championship: Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales defeated The Wild Samoans (c)
– Steel Cage: Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko
• WWE vs. AEW Set To Take Place On Wednesday Nights (Details)
According to the Wrestling Observer, NXT is set to become a two hour show that will begin airing on FS1 and will go head to head with All Elite Wrestling’s TV show on TNT on Wednesday nights:
“While not announced, NXT on FS1 is tentatively set for 8-10 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
For obvious reasons, that was the time slot expected but this was the first info we were given listing a time slot.
Of course it wasn’t going to be finalized until TNT announced the time slot.”
This means that the WWE vs. AEW war is officially set to begin in October!
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