• WWE vs. UFC To Happen Twice In July
WWE has 2 big stadium shows in July – Money In The Bank (July 2) and SummerSlam 2022 (July 30).
Both these mega WWE premium live events will be going head-to-head against 2 UFC PPVs – UFC 276 (July 2) and UFC 277 (July 30).
While the main event of UFC 277 hasn’t been announced yet, UFC 276 will feature Israel Adesanya defending the UFC Middleweight Championship against Jared Cannonier and Alexander Volkanovski defending the UFC Featherweight Championship against Max Holloway.
Many years ago, WWE tried not to go head-to-head against UFC PPVs, but they don’t care anymore because of the Peacock / WWE Network subscription system.
Below is what the Wrestling Observer reported about it:
“It’s interesting because July 2nd and July 30th there’s going to be big UFC pay-per-views. The second, especially. It’s a big UFC against a stadium WWE, head-to-head, same city. 30th, they’re in different cities, but still a head-to-head pay-per-view.
It’s not like years ago where this would’ve been death to WWE. The same weekend used to hurt WWE badly, but the same night would’ve, I don’t want to say killed them, but it would’ve taken probably 15-20% off. Maybe more.
Now, a WWE pay-per-view is not a money expenditure, so it’s not like you’re going, ‘I’ve already spent $40 on a pay-per-view on a Saturday night, do I do that again on a Sunday?’”
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (May 10, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card can be found below:
Ron Garvin vs. Maurice Cooper
Robert Gibson vs. David Dellinger
Nikita Koloff vs. Tony Zane
Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs. Carl Styles & Bob Owens
Jimmy Valliant & Manny Fernandez vs. Larry Clark & Paul Garner
The Barbarian, Shaska Whatley & Baron Von Raschke vs. Butch Brannigan Art Pritts, & Kent Glover
Jimmy Garvin vs. Jim Dawson